Creating a healthy fridge and pantry is the first step towards watching your weight and boasting a healthy lifestyle. That’s why we should always try to avoid storing foods that can make us give in to temptation, thereby skipping our regular healthy habits and ultimately ruining our six-pack and hips. The fridge of a fitness enthusiast should be packed with vegetables, seasonal fruit, eggs, lean meat, and fish.
- Sunday is planning day. Eating healthy isn’t really that complicated. All you have to do is plan your meals. “If you really want to be fit, the first thing you need to do is know exactly what you’ll be having for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and supper every day of the week.
- Don’t go shopping hungry and buy only what’s on your list. When you go shopping with a clear mindset, it will keep you from wasting food and reaching for things you don’t need and that won’t do you any good.
- Make yourself a fridge that’s full of the good stuff. Make sure that your fridge only contains vegetables (always choose the ones you favor, this way you will enjoy cooking them), lean proteins (eggs, meat, fish, tofu), skimmed and lactose-free dairy, and healthy snacks such as jello or salt-cured fish or fish eggs.
- Don’t overstock and keep your healthy options within sight. In the fridge as in the pantry, always place your healthy options in plain sight, so that when you feel like you could eat just about anything, your eyes will always fall on the healthy options first.
- Trust the power of the preserves. Nothing can match a freshly cooked meal, but canned and preserved products always provide a good backup plan. Canned sardines, mackerel, mussels, cockles, or octopus are all good options for a main or side dish.
Check the full article in the March issue!