1. Pick Healthy Fats
Choose healthy fats over saturated fats. Get your fix of healthy fats in foods like olive oil, nuts and fatty fish like salmon.
2. Limit Processed Foods
The majority of processed foods are packed with high amounts of sodium, sugar and fat. Rather make homemade versions of your favorite foods, like lasagna or tomato sauce, instead of buying the pre-packaged version.
3. Choose Whole Grains
Whole grains contain far more nutrients than refined grains. Whole grain pasta, whole grain bread, oats, quinoa and brown rice are great, nutrient-rich grains that’ll help keep you fuller for longer.
4. Eat more Fruits & Vegetables
Ensure that you’re getting enough fruit and veggies in your diet. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for fruit is 1½-2 cups per day, and the RDA for veggies is 2½-3 cups per day. Try making a smoothie in the morning, and include fruit and veggies to easily up your daily intake.
5. Reduce Sugar Intake
Cut down on excess sugar by limiting your intake of soda, candy and baked goods. Be sure to check food labels too, because many foods contain a surprising amount of sugar, such as smoothies, fruit juice, condiments and sauces.