When it comes to getting healthy and eating a nutritious diet, there are definitely some game changers that can have a huge impact. If you implement these tips on a regular basis, you’ll be so satisfied with the results that you’ll never want to go back to your old diet habits again. By following these 5 basic nutrition tips you can build more muscle, lose more fat and overall improve your health and wellness.
Although these 5 tips are fairly simple to follow, the key is to make sure they are a part of your life on a daily basis.
1. Drink more often
I’m not talking about the booze, I’m talking about water! Probably one of the best ways to improve your health and instantly feel an energy boost is to keep your water intake at 2.5 liters per day or above. Drinking more water can also aid in joint pain and help with digestion.
2. Take vitamin supplements wisely
While I always recommend that you get a majority of your nutrition from food, I also realize that it is not always easy to do this, since our busy schedules and hectic lifestyles can sometimes get in the way. The key is choosing the right types of supplements, since many are bogus and will not benefit your health in any fashion – some even do more harm than good. When it comes to supplements, you should think of them as a large safety net that will only improve your health and wellness to peak performance. While supplements are not meant to replace food, many of them play a very important role in anti-aging, improved energy levels and overall health and wellness. Just make sure you do extensive research before buying any dietary supplements. As a general guideline, if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.
3. Eat more vegetables
I’m sure you’ve been told to eat your greens and I cannot emphasize this enough. Food such as spinach, lettuce, broccoli and lettuce are all high in essential vitamins, minerals and fiber, which all have a positive impact on your health . I always make sure that I eat at least 5 servings of these types of vegetables per day.
4. Eat light in the evening
For you late night snackers out there, I’m going to recommend that you stop eating so much at night and start to get a majority of your calories in the daytime instead. It’s not a sin to eat food late at night, but why would you want to eat a large meal before going to bed. Since your metabolism slows down in your sleep, the food is much more likely to get stored as fat.
I would recommend not having a large meal past 8pm. You can still have a light snack before going to bed, but if you’re eating an extra large pizza before you hit the sack then this needs to stop.
5. Always Eat Balanced
You shouldn’t be eating nothing but protein, nothing but carbohydrates and nothing but fat. You should make it your best effort to get a complete balance of nutrients, from all three of these sources. Also make sure to include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet, since these foods are high in essential vitamins and minerals.
Apply these 5 nutrition tips into your lifestyle and you’ll be guaranteed permanent, healthiness and happiness. Good luck!