8 Easy Diet Changes You Can Make Today For Better Health and Skin
If you’re anything like me, chances are you’re not a complete health fanatic. You’re interested in healthy diet but you actually eat junk food pretty often. You are in love with the idea of being in optimal health but you don’t seem to make the changes necessary to reach your goals.
You never seem to restrict yourself from the things you love the most in the name of health. This means sweets, salt, sugar, processed foods, carbs, and soda.
Even when you want to make a change it seems nearly impossible. Bad foods are easily accesible everywhere we go. You need to be prepared when transitioning to a diet for better health and skin. Properly preparing for the success of your changes will help you achieve the goals you are striving for!
Below are 8 easy and specific things you can change about your diet that are going to improve your skin, mood, and overall health. Sticking to these super easy and small changes may even lead you to lose some weight! What are you waiting for? Let’s go!
Easy Changes to Make In Your Diet For Better Health and Skin
Make these simple changes to your diet and see quick and easy improvements in your skin, your health, and your overall well-being!
1. CUT OUT SUGAR. KICK YOUR SWEET TOOTH WITH LEMONS AND BERRIES
Roll your eyes all you want, as a southern sweet tea addict I hate telling you to cut back on sugar too. By the way, you also have to say goodbye to simple carbs. However; making this change is incredibly important for reaching your skin, health, and weight loss goals.
Sugar and simple carbs are major reasons for weight gain, skin and health problems. Sugar destroys collagen in your skin and causes wrinkles. By cutting out sugar from your diet, as well as refined grains such as chips, pasta, and mashed potatoes, you will save yourself a lot of headache. You will not miss the foods when you start reaching your health goals and have better skin!
On the other hand, lemons and berries don’t just protect your body from harm, they kick your sweet tooth! Lemons and berries also bring a lot of benefits to your health. Berries and lemons are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory factors that we need for better skin.
2. MAKE HALF OF YOUR PLATE FRESH OR STEAMED VEGETABLES
You’ll never look your best if you live on a diet of pastas, fried foods, burgers, and pizzas. Most American’s get their main diet source from foods just like that! However; regardless of popular opinion, half of that portion should be a salad or veggies!
Of course you would get to optimal health if you make your entire meal healthy. At first, to get started, start with just half of your plate. That half will fuel your body with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and heart-healthy agents, that will make you feel and look better from the inside out to your skin!
3. EAT MORE NUTS AND SEEDS
Nuts and seeds are delicious! Not only do they taste good but they’re also good for the skin. Nuts and seeds contain omega-3’s that are important for keeping moisture in the skin. Therefore, nuts and seeds prevent your skin from dryness and aging.
Make sure that you eat nuts in their plain form. That means you shouldn’t splurge for the salted or caramelized varieties. Just enjoy the plain raw or even slightly roasted nuts for a perfect health and beauty snack.
4. EAT LESS MEAT GO FOR FATTY FISH INSTEAD
Eating fish, instead of meat, is a great way to add more omega-3’s and protein to your diet. Fish is also great for reducing the levels of saturated fat that we normally get by consuming red meat. Fish also provides vitamin B12, Selenium and some vitamin D These are all important nutrients for health and great skin!
Making the easy switch from meat to fish will reduce inflammation in your body. Therefore, this change is beneficial for overall health and for the appearance of your skin. It’s best to eat fish once to twice a week.
5. START YOUR DAY WITH LEMON WATER, NOT COFFEE
A lot of people will want to kill me because of this one. However; I must admit, coffee is a beauty killer. If you rub it on your skin it might be beneficial as an exfoliant. It is too bad that if you drink it there is not much beauty benefit to our magic beans.
Coffee dehydrates your body and your skin and prevents the absorption of many beauty minerals and vitamins. This can lead to bad wound healing, brittle nails and hair loss. Lemon water on the other hand hydrates your body, activates detoxifying enzymes in the liver and helps build more collagen. Make starting your day with lemon water part of your routine!
6. REPLACE REFINED GRAINS WITH WHOLE GRAINS
If you are looking for the easiest steps to make to your diet for better health and skin, few are simpler to make than this one! Whole grains taste a lot better than refined grains in my opinion. Plus they add much more value to your diet for the same amount of calories.
Whole grains contain more fiber. Whole grains also contain beauty minerals iron & zinc. These minerals are great for your skin! Your skin loves the nutrients in whole grains. Whole grains are even shown to help you lose weight!
7. Have Water Instead Of Sugary Sodas and Alcoholic Drinks
Water is the miracle liquid that we were given for optimum health and skin! Water can make the driest skin and transform it into dewy and glowing beauty! When you are striving to workout and lose weight, water is essential for your success.
Do not waste precious calories, or accept the extra sugars, of sodas, teas, and alcoholic beverages. The small amount of satisfaction in a moment of weakness are not worth missing your goals. Instead, have a nice glass of water. You are able to find many flavor varieties to keep your taste buds satisfied.
8. Get Out And Walk To Better Health and Skin
Walking is the magic exercise of health and a great body. What is the best part of walking you ask? How easy it is to implement the habit into your everyday routine! Next time you want to hit the sandwich shop up the streat, or take a call in the parking lot, stay moving on your own two feet!
The extra cardio will help keep the blood flowing in your veins and the color on your cheeks! The extra movement will also help you to make up for any snacking you did through out the day. Increasing your movement should lead to weight loss and a tightening up of the skin!
Get Started On Your 8 Easy Ways You Can Change Your Diet Today For Better Health and Skin
Shoot me an email to let me know how you do with your success! I cannot wait to hear how well you improve your health and skin with these 8 easy steps! Here is to a more healthy and beautiful you!