Seven Ways to Make Healthy Eating Easier


Let's be honest; eating healthily isn't always as easy as we'd like it to be. We're constantly bombarded with junk food ads on TV and in the street, and unhealthy options in the supermarket all compete for our attention and encourage us to spend our hard-earned cash on things that aren't so good for us. And sometimes, at the end of a long day, a pizza just seems more appealing than a salad. We're all human and sometimes we fall off the wagon. 

But that doesn’t mean we have to stay off the wagon. If you've committed to a healthy eating regime but are starting to feel a bit demotivated, here are seven ways to get yourself back on track and keep it interesting: 

1. Mix things up a bit
Try eating foods that you've never tasted before, look out for new shops to visit that may just have opened or take a trip to your local farmer's market – the variety of fresh, colourful fruit and vegetables on display should get you excited about eating healthily again.

2. As well as trying new foods, experiment with different recipes
Don't eat the same things day in, day out – that's guaranteed to get boring. Invest in a few healthy recipe books or just check out Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration. Healthy eating can be and should be fun!

3. Banish junk food from the house
Stock your kitchen with healthy foods and prepare them as soon as you get them home. That way when you fancy a snack you can open the fridge and take your pick from fresh fruit salad, greek yoghurt with honey, vegetable sticks with houmous, nuts with dried fruit, hard boiled eggs etc, instead of wrestling with your conscience because you really want that last slice of chocolate cake that's staring at you from behind the cheese.

4. Prepare yourself
If you have a busy life or work a lot and don't have much time to make healthy meals, start preparing lunches and dinners on a Sunday for the week ahead and stick them in the freezer. Then, when you get home from a long day at work you’ll be less likely to grab the phone and order a takeaway because you'll already have a meal waiting for you – all you have to do is heat it up.

5. Eat little and often
This will help keep you full. When you haven't eaten for hours and hours and are feeling ravenous, you're more likely to make poor food choices and eat more than you usually would.

6. Surround yourself with people who motivate you
Keep away from negative people who try to criticise your healthy food choices. Some will feel threatened by your new healthy way of life and try to put you down. This is nothing to do with you and everything to do with their insecurities, so don't let them bother you.  

7. Keep reminding yourself how far you've come
Maybe you've lost weight, have more energy or are just enjoying life more. Maybe you had a health condition which has improved since you started taking care of yourself. Do you really want to go back to the way things were before you started?

At the end of the day, sticking to a healthy eating plan is all about your attitude. To stay motivated, make it fun, don't think of it as a punishment and do allow yourself the odd treat every now and then so you don’t feel deprived. Most importantly, remember that it's not a quick fix or a miracle diet - they don’t exist - but your way of life now. Keep going! 

Do you have any tips for tricks for helping people stay motivated? Leave them in the comments!






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  1. Hi, I think preperaring as much as you can from scratch is a biggie and not having too many treats in the house, in the end its just all about balance.

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    1. Preparation is key. And yes, balance is definitely important.

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  2. Definitely going to try some of these tips! One of the hardest things is knowing the treats are there in the cupboard haha. I have such a sweet tooth! I'd love to eat healthier though.

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

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    1. Glad it helped. Good luck with your healthy eating journey!

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  3. I've recently been trying to eat healthier, and these are all things i've tried to incorporate into my eating. Thank you for these reminders, cant wait to look through your other posts x

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  4. This post is exactly what I needed! I've fell of the wagon for a few weeks and I'm finding it hard to jump back on lol however, I'm slowly getting there! I couldn't agree more for meal preping, so much easier when everything is reading in your fridge and your freezer is full of healthy meal options :)

    Perrine
    www.ola-banana.com

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    1. Definitely. Meal prepping may take a little time at first but it's definitely worth it.

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  5. Lovely photos! This is such a helpful post, I will definitely keep these in mind when trying to eat healthier! Xx

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  6. I love these tips. Banishing junk food is hard but not buying it definitely helps you eat better.

    Ariana
    www.twentytwogrand.com

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    1. Not having it in the house in the first place is the best way to avoid eating it!

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  7. These are fab tips Nic 💖. I find that forward planning really helps, if I have lots of healthy foods in its easier to stay on track on motivated. Fab post, thanks for sharing! 😘 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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  8. I am in love with this post because eating healthy goes a long way! Oh man, #3 is guilt-tripping! But you're right, less junk accessible = force yourself to eat less of it! Oooh #6 hits home! My boyfriend always ate healthily and influenced me to do the same! Thanks for sharing your tips!

    exquisitely.me

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    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Healthy eating is really important!

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  9. I love these! It's so true. If you don't have junk in, most of the time you won't be craving it. And a huge yes to mixing up your recipes!! Healthy doesn't have to be boring! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. It definitely doesn't have to be boring - there's so much variety out there.

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  10. Great tips! I try to eat new foods and switch it up as much as possible 🦋 I’m also trying to break out from cooking meats, so I buy lots of veggies and look up new dishes I can try. Colorful foods are also a fav!!

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    1. Same - I'm trying to eat less meat so I buy loads of vegetables. I love cooking veggie & vegan dishes.

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  11. I really need to get better with eating healthy food. First step for me is to ban crisps and biscuits from my house!

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    1. Haha good idea. Crisps are the best though!

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  12. Look good and delicious yummz love it :)

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  13. I love these, but it's hard when you live with someone who is not following your health plan- you can't completely banish the junk. Variety is one thing that I need to try.

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    1. Yeah, it's definitely harder when you live with someone who's not as committed to healthy eating as you.

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