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13 Healthy Eating Tips – Habits to Simplify Weight Loss

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A few years ago, we were frustrated and confused by all of the fad diets. Then, we found 13 simple healthy eating tips that helped us lose weight, tone up and feel better!

These healthy eating tips are so simple anyone can follow them!

So while we can help with macros, low-carb, and fasting diets — our approach to healthy eating habits is Keep it SIMPLE.

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1. Plan Ahead

You’ve had a hard day at work. The kids have softball practice. You look up, it’s 4pm and you haven’t ate yet.

All 3 scenarios leave you feeling HANGRY.

We’ve all been there.

The first -and probably the most important healthy eating tip – is to plan ahead.

We’ve put together a list of the healthiest fast food options that you can save or print on the go.

We also put together a grocery list to help you know what to stock up on each week!

2. Eat at Home

If possible, cooking at home is the best healthy eating habit to start as a family. It’s going to save you money, and it allows you to know exactly what you’re eating.

Plus, you’ll skip added sugar, salt and preservatives often added to fast food!

Cooking doesn’t have to be hard either. Check out our crockpot tips, Nutrisystem review and our favorite meal delivery services.

3. Ditch Temptations

If you know you’ll eat every M&M or finish off the chips & dips, don’t buy them! Keeping your house free of temptation is key!

If you have kiddos, choose something that they like but that you aren’t as tempted by.

Another idea? 

People on Amazon are in love with this kitchen safe! You set a timer, and it won’t unlock until it hits 0! It’s great for treats or even your phone.

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Another temptation is when you go out with friends or feel like you “deserve” a treat. Don’t buy into this mindset.

Schedule a fun activity like skating, biking, hiking, picking apples — whatever keeps you away from associating food and fun exclusively.

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4. Everything in Moderation

With that said, we never take on a all-or-nothing approach. We even have a free meal plan that allows for 20% of your diet to just be treats or wine! Sounds crazy right?

Not really. We are just trying to show a balance. 20% breaks down to a glass of wine or enjoying an extra piece of pizza on the weekends.

If you have 20% wiggle room, it can help you commit to eating healthy 80% of the time.

Read More & Get Our 80/20 Meal Plan

5. Find a Routine

A routine can keep us on track with any goal. For us, our schedule changes every week so a routine would be easy to skip.

What we’ve found to help is to look at our calendar 1x a week, usually Sundays, and then plan our meals around that. That way we can grocery shop, throw something in the crockpot, enjoy leftovers, etc.

6. Enjoy Your Food

Just because this post is about healthy eating habits doesn’t mean you have to eat broccoli and chicken daily. YUCK!

Honestly? You’d find us hitting people up for candy bars if we tried eating just that!

Maybe it’s switching from stuff-crust pizza to thin crust. Swapping your bacon-ranch sub to a healthier turkey sandwich. Healthy eating doesn’t mean boring or difficult.

Also, sit down and enjoy that food!

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7. Know Your Portions

Portion control is how most of us gain or lose weight. Going off the pizza idea, one slice of pizza with a side salad is a good dinner. 3 slices? Then you’re looking at some issues.

Proper portions even matter when you’re eating healthy.

For example, McDonald’s Southwest Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Salad has 520 calories compared to a Bacon McDouble at 470 calories. Panera’s salads calorie count are comparable to a Chick Fil A combo! So keep in mind that even the “healthy” choices may be too large or contain hidden calories.

Check Out Our Tips on Portion Control

8. Eat Often

Eating often can help portion control be more manageable, and keep you from getting HANRGY. We love keeping simple snacks or healthy bars around to keep us full!

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We also use these tools to make meal planning easy! (Affiliate links below)

9. Eat More Unboxed Foods

The popular Eat Clean Diet focuses on eating whole foods – foods found in nature. They tend to be more nutritious and satisfying. Since they are also found in nature, you’ll skip additives and trans-fat.

We’ve all wanted more Gold Fish after a serving, but how many times have you eaten a banana and wanted 3 more? Doesn’t happen.

10. Know What You’re Drinking

Sugary coffees, sodas and alcohol pack empty calories that leave you feeling hungry! It’s okay to have them in moderation, but always check the nutrition label to know what you’re consuming. Even some waters contain sugars or artificial sugars.

What’s the deal with artificial sugars?

11. Follow the 2-Day Rule

The 2 Day Rule says if you haven’t worked out in 2 days, it’s time to jump back in. Never go longer than 2 days without a workout.

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12. Treat yourself with love

Don’t label your food or your healthy eating habits as good or bad. Practicing self care can also help improve your healthy eating habits.

13. Have a support system

The last tip is also vital to your success with following through on these healthy eating tips.

We offer a free and private online community where women can share their ups and downs together. The best way to learn more about it is to apply for our 21 Day Challenge.

See 21 Day Challenge Results

What are your favorite healthy eating tips?

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  1. Thanks for sharing such beautiful information with us. I hope you will share some more info about health. Please keep sharing!

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