First off, dieting generally isn't the best solution for long-term weight loss. People often times go on short-term diets, lose some weight, then gain it back. Rather than going on a weight loss roller coaster, I recommend learning how to eat healthier without dieting. This way you can make it a part of your life rather than something temporary.
Make It A Lifestyle
A diet is only temporary and usually restricts you of foods that you're not allowed to eat. Instead of dieting, you can change your lifestyle to become healthier overall and focus on foods you should be eating. Creating a nutrition plan is a great way to have a reference point in a positive direction. Nutrition plans focus on guiding your eating pattern to achieve certain goals. For help creating a nutrition plan that's right for you, set up a consultation with me.
Increase Your Vegetable Intake
An easy way to eat healthier without dieting is to increase the amount of vegetables you eat. Whether cooked or raw, try to have your veggies account for half the plate. Vegetables are super healthy for you and there are so many different types that you can get creative and find the ones you like best.
Eat Lean Proteins
Familiarize yourself with the variety of protein sources out there. From red meat to beans, protein comes in many forms. Some proteins are more healthy than others. Sticking to lean proteins will improve your diet and make you feel more energetic. Lean proteins include lean ground turkey, chicken, and more. Try to limit or eliminate red meats as too much red meat can raise cholesterol.
Eliminate Sugary Drinks
Try to make a habit of drinking water instead of soda, juice, or other sugary drinks. Drinks are a very quick way to rack up unnecessary calories and sugar. If you want to add flavor, you can add lemon, fruit, or a splash of juice to your water to change it up.
Compare Food Labels
When shopping in the store, you have the ability to easily compare food labels. Make sure too compare sugar and sodium between similar items and choose the one with less amounts of both. Make it a habit to skim the label. Also look out for items with a ton of ingredients. If you can't pronounce them, you shouldn't be eating them.
These are some of the tips of learning how to eat healthier without dieting. There are many more ways to adjust your current lifestyle in small, manageable ways so that the transition flows well with your routine. I would be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your current habits and create a plan that works for you.