4.8.15

Elle's 3 Top Tips For Eating Well

I'm all for being open and honest; I shared with you what I actually eat in a week in a post all on it's own. Naturally, it only seemed right that I then share with you my top tips for eating well. Just 3, mind you. Cos I like to keep it simpElle. Pun intended.

1. EMPOWER YOURSELF

Arm yourself with the knowledge and skills required to eat healthily and cook healthy meals. Learn to read food labels so you can recognise what to avoid and what you need more of. Learn to cook; although in my opinion, if you can read, you can cook! To me, eating healthily and cooking healthy meals comes down to knowing what is in your food and knowing what you can leave out.


2. PLAN

Fail to plan, and you plan to fail. This rings true in a lot of aspects of life, but right now, we're gonna apply it to food and what you eat. Plan what you are going to eat for the week ahead. Then buy your groceries accordingly. Put aside a little time to prep some of the food too so that you have it right there to put in tupperware and take for lunch or warm up for dinner without having to slave over the stove for an hour when you're already starving.

Also, shopping to a list (I opt for online, home delivery so I'm not tempted by offers I don't need) means that you don't have junk food in your house to eat when you get one of those "EAT ALL THE FOOD" moments, or is that just me?!


And if there's one thing that is inevitable it's that you will get hungry. When you're no where near home. So plan for this impending hunger and pack some snacks of the healthy variety - some nuts, seeds, fruit, protein bars etc etc. That'l help keep you going till you can either get home, or get to somewhere that sells more than cake and chocolate (although sometimes, a little cake and chocolate doesn't hurt!).

3. INSPIRE

Treat yourself to a couple of new cookbooks and then scan them and mark the recipes you are keen to try. Make it your goal to try new recipes each week, but be realistic, maybe 1-2 a week?! Mixing up your "go to" recipes with new tastes will help to keep you motivated and bring a little bit of discovery and enjoyment back into eating. Cos, in my opinion, just eating because you "have to" is boring. BORING.

Do you have any other top tips for eating well?! 


Elle :) 

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12 comments:

  1. Love this! I love trying out new recipes and it helps to liven up what could be a boring and monotonous lifestyle of chicken, broccoli and rice!! One tip I like is to have tools that make it easy to make quick, healthy meals. E.g. spiraliser, food processor, quick peeler, good quality knives, pans, etc.

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    1. oh my gosh, my spiraliser was a game changer! I defo agree with "having the right tools"! That was my justification for buying my vitamix! lol ;) x

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  2. Planning is the most important tip EVER!!!! So many people fail to plan, thus they fail to eat healthy!

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    1. And it's a valuable skill in all parts of our lives too :)

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  3. Great tips!! I agree - planning out meals and cooking really makes healthy eating so much easier!

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    1. Thank You :) ...Yup takes the stress out of it and then means you don't have to choose to make a bad decision cos you already made the decision to eat well! haha!

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  4. oooooo now that I live in a city, I should check out the home delivery scene. I have a shopping list, but my downfall is going to the store hungry. Never good! It always turns into "all the food!" I'm definitely trying to cook at home more, especially since the food scene is so amazing in Portland. I've been eating out way too much since my move.

    Great tips, Elle!

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    1. OMG shopping when you're hungry. #WorseThingEver lol makes you lose your head! ...and home delivery... the only way I shop! I get organic fruit and veg delivered ever 1 -2 weeks then other groceries from regular supermarket every 1 -2 weeks! Over here, I can just type out my shopping list and then add each item without being tempted by cheap crisps, coke and fizzy drinks!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing Liz x

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  5. Good tips! I haven't been doing my weekly (or biweekly) online shopping recently and I'm definitely ending up with some bad (aka delicious! but evil) stuff in my cart & cupboards ;)

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    1. I feel ya Lesli :) need to read my post and follow my own advice. RIGHT. NOW. lol x

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  6. I suck at the planning phase.. :(

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    1. Probably is the hardest part BUT the most important too :) ...as with everything, practice makes perfect!

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