If you have been trying to eat healthy to get your body beach ready, then you understand that it’s not as easy as it seems. You can easily consume extra calories while you eat healthy food. However, counting calories shouldn’t be your focus because this will not automatically enhance fat loss or make your goal sustainable.
So here are some tips that are very realistic and easy to follow that can help you eat healthy while your tone your body.
Eat protein for Breakfast
Some studies show that we need to eat more protein during breakfast and eat less of it at dinner. Spacing out protein intake during the day can help keep us full and this enables us to make better food choices. Eating a protein-filled breakfast can trigger protein synthesis and helps our muscle rebuild after we have gone without food for 8-10 hours while we slept.
Eat fewer refined and processed foods
Eating less refined and processed foods can help keep you lean and healthy and allows for more nutrition in the calories that you take in. If given a choice between eating salami or free-run chicken, go for the latter. Junk food can lead to overeating and cravings.
Understand the process of protein-filled foods
Foods that are high in protein have the greatest potential in reducing hunger and are important in keeping you lean and healthy. Anytime you have a caloric deficit, your body goes into a catabolic state, meaning it is losing tissue and fat. The more muscle you lose, the more your metabolic rate drops and this is one of the main factors why we rebound fat gain. High protein spread throughout the day will offset muscle loss and will maintain your high metabolism. High-quality protein will also help you manage blood sugar and insulin and will reduce your cravings for sugar.
Incorporate healthy fat into your diet
To burn fat, your body should mobilize and use stored body fat for energy. Picking healthy fats is important. You can include fish, grass-fed beef, plus nuts, and unprocessed seeds.
Balance your protein with fruits and vegetables
Focusing on consuming protein makes you forget that you also need fruits and veggies to maintain good health. Fruits and vegetables can help you control inflammation that can be caused by high protein intake. Adding a serving of fruit or vegetable to your meal will ensure that you are consuming healthy carbs.
Eat foods that will improve digestion
Food with fermented probiotics and plant food is good for your digestion. Food such as nuts, fruits, and vegetables are great in facilitating a lean body composition
Pop and sports drinks have high sugar content. Choose to drink water, coffee, or tea to manage calorie intake while you keep hydrated.
Avoid high-fat, high-carb combinations
Consuming a reasonable amount of high-fat food by cooking with oil or adding walnuts to your salad can be one way to add healthy fat to your diet. But when high-fat and high-carb are combined (pizza, ice cream, baked goods) you increase your fat-storing hormones and you consume a high dose of calories that has very little nutritional value.
Don’t shy away from sale, fat, meat, or eggs
These foods are not bad for you if you want to get a lean summer body. The key is eating them in moderation. High-quality meat and eggs provide you with the necessary nutrition you need for physical and cognitive functioning.
Be mindful and practice healthy eating habits
Maintaining a healthy eating habits will result in taking in fewer calories while being satisfied with what you ate. Get into a routine of healthy eating and improve your well-being while having a healthy relationship with food.