One of the cornerstones of living healthy is eating a well-balanced diet. However, with your hectic schedule, it is hard to follow such routine. Moreover, we are presented with a number of unhealthy choices to compensate for our busy schedules.
This leaves our families at the mercy of junk and processed foods. But nutrition experts say that there is a way for the whole gang to start eating healthy. Here are some tricks that you can apply:
- Start with yourself
When you aim to lead other family members to eat healthy, the first thing that you need to do is to show them how to do it. They need to see that you are doing it and what are the positive effects of eating healthy has brought to you. Be sure that you paint the positive side of healthy side and they will be curious and convinced to try the same. But don’t just do it for the show. Do this to be healthy as well.
- Limit the portion
Obesity is one of the side effects of unhealthy eating. Apart from eating bad cholesterol and fat, people who are suffering from obesity don’t have control on their food intake. To ensure that the whole family will get the right amount of food is to limit the food portion. One way to do this is to remove the serving bowl in the table. This would prevent them from getting a second helping.
- Introduce exciting dishes
One complaint that most healthy eaters always express is that they are eating the same dish over and over again. Their taste buds become satiated and they will look for new dishes to taste, often going back to unhealthy choices. It would be best to introduce them to exciting dishes and international dinner recipes that would engage their sense, specifically their sense of taste.
- Avoid ordering takeout
Fast-food dishes and takeout are full of unhealthy calories and fat, but since they are readily-available, a lot of people subsist to these meals. To avoid constant ordering, it would be best to prepare your healthy breakfast recipes so you can just re-heat them in the morning. It is also advisable to prepare meals in batches.
- Involve them in the cooking process
Uncertainty can scare us. But when we know what’s going on, it is likely that we try it. Same with eating healthy. Invite them to join you in the kitchen and show them how the food is prepared.