I often get questions about what to eat and in which amounts. In this post you’ll learn simple ways to eat healthy without using a scale or counting calories.
Start from Where You Are At
First of all I think it’s important to start from where you are at. It will not work to make drastic changes.
Because, when you like to make long term changes, and live a healthy lifestyle you need to find a way to eat that will always work. You need to learn what foods to eat, and in which amounts. Because then, you’ll take care of yourself in any given situation.
Eat Healthy Naturally
When you start to do step-by-step changes however, you’ll implement new habits that will become your behavior. Your behavior is what you just do, without thinking. So imagine, you’ll just eat healthy without thinking!
What is also very important to consider is bio-individuality. Meaning what works for someone else, doesn’t mean it works for you and vice verse. Similarly, you need to find a method of healthy eating habits that fits into your lifestyle. As a fully occupied mum for example, you want to find a healthy eating regime that fits into your life situation.
3 Tips for Healthy Eating
1. Focus on eating foods with single ingredients
2. Eat in balanced amounts
3. Listen into your own body, and adjust accordingly
1/4 of the plate with protein
1/4 of the plate with good types of carbohydrates
1/2 of the plate with vegetables
Or Measure With Your Hand:
1 palm of protein
1 Fist of vegetables
1 Cupped Hand of carbohydrates
1 Thumb of fat
Food for Thought:
- How do you feel after a meal? Full and satisfied, or hungry and “in mood of something” shortly after?
- How many hours do you stay full? Are you energized and awake?
- Is your stomach and gut happy, and at ease? Or is it bloated?
- Are you at your desired weight? Or is your eating regime making you lose weight, or is it making you gain weight?
- Do you have energy during your workouts?
Depending on your answers, you may change your food intake accordingly.
As a client of mine by the way, you are supported with the above, thanks to your online Food Diary, tracking and custom nutrition coaching.
Finally, please remember, you’re supposed to feel better from the lifestyle changes you’re making. Not more stressed. Ensure to nourish yourself with a healthy eating regime.
An Energized Muslimah’s Cookbook for a Healthy Lifestyle
To make it easier for you to eat healthy and balanced, I’m also really proud to share the link to my ebook Cookbook for a Healthy Lifestyle here!