With us being halfway through the year, how many of you are managing to stick to your healthy eating resolutions? You set way back in January? Don’t worry we won’t judge you. Here are our top 20 tips* for eating clean and getting lean.
1. Lemon water in the morning.
A simple cup of hot water in the morning, helps you flush your system and kickstart your metabolism ready for the day!
2. Don’t Diet. Make a lifestyle change.
Adopting new eating habits should be for life! Not just until you’ve lost those few last lbs.
3. Fill up on Protein.
Going to the gym tonight? Been running around all day? Walking the dog? Well, pile on the protein tonight! Incorporating protein into your diet at each meal helps you to keep fuller for longer and improve muscle mass! See our top protein sources by clicking here
4. Not in front of the TV.
Stop and think before you sit down with a tray on your lap tonight! Watching TV whilst eating means you’re not savouring the flavour of your food. You’re not paying attention to what you eat. Eating mindlessly can be one of the worst things you can do if you’re trying to adopt new healthy habits.
5. Eating out tonight? Remember to eat healthily.
No excuses there’s always a healthy option in restaurants these days. Go for protein, with a side of vegetables or salads. Savour each mouthful, and finish when you’re full.
6. Clean your home of the bad stuff.
You’re eating healthily for life! Clean out all those biscuits, crisps & other nasties hidden away. Start again and learn how to make your favourite foods from scratch 100% tastier and very rewarding!
7. Snack Primal
We all get busy, sometimes we forget breakfast or lunch. Make sure you have healthy snacks on hand at all times. Stash Primal Pantry bars in your car, in your gym bag, work bag, your desk drawer. Carry nuts, seeds or fruit with you. That way, if you get caught out, you won’t be encouraged to make bad decisions.
8. Will this do me good?
Before you choose to eat or drink anything think, will this do me good? Does it taste good? Is it healthy and nutritious? Am I hungry? Am I eating this because I am bored? Is this calorie high and nutritionally empty? Am I thirsty? Adopting this mindset can really assist with creating a healthy eating ethos.
9. Batch cooking to prep for your week.
Failing to plan is planning to fail! Invest a couple of hours at the weekend to prepare simple dishes to reheat when you’re on-the-go or at work. Prepare roast chicken, vegetables, or even your own batch of soup. Experiment with flavours to make the ultimate home-made meals.
10. Shop around the supermarket, skip those bad aisles.
A great tactic when shopping is to stick to the fresh wholesome aisles. Stock up on fresh produce, meat, fish, nuts & seeds. Skip the crisps, fizzy drinks, and junk food.
11. Salad in the fridge at all times = Lifesaver.
@paleopolly top tip for her healthy eating regime is to keep an undressed salad in the fridge. “I like to make a salad using spinach, chopped romaine lettuce, cucumber, peeled carrots, and any other veg I have lying around. Then if I’ve had a busy morning – I’ve got a quick lunch I can add some nuts and seeds too. Serve with avocado, tuna or mackerel.”
12. Spice up your salad with some tasty toppers.
Add some variety to your salads with pomegranate seeds, blueberries, chia seeds, walnuts, pistachios, cashew nuts, sliced almonds, dried dates or prunes. All give salads extra flavour and bite and make them so much more interesting!
13. Sweet Potatoes.
Sweet potatoes can be a lifesaver when you crave something “carby”. Slice into sweet potato fries and roast for 30 mins with a touch of olive oil. Mash and serve with a slow cooker stew or use as a basis for fish cakes. Take a look at the benefits here
14. Eggs 5 ways!
Eggs are a cheap, nutritious protein source that can keep you full for hours. Try them scrambled with veg, make egg muffins or paleo devilled eggs or our personal favourite Huevos Rancheros
Grab a spiralizer and get going! Favourites are noodles made with courgette, sweet potato or nutternut squash. Zoodles will change the way you eat and the way you think about food. One of our favourite combos is courgetti bolognese!
16. Tinned Tuna or Mackerel.
In a rush for lunch? Source wild, sustainable tinned fish. You then have a cost-effective, instantaneous portable protein lunch on hand.
Nuts are at the core of everything we do! These nutrient dense snacks are portable, raw and contain a wealth of benefits. Click here to find out more on the type of nuts that we use.
18. Coconut and banana ice cream
We are scream for ice cream! These are the perfect treat for the weekend. Do you ever have slightly brown bananas and don’t know what to do with them? Don’t bin them. Peel them, freeze them and blend them with a touch of coconut milk. Hey presto! Banana ice cream! Add cacao for a taste sensation!
19. Avocado Pudding.
Craving something sweet? Well, keep it clean with this quick n easy recipe. Blend 3 large avocados, 1 dessert spoon of raw cacao, 1 dessert spoon of hazelnut butter, 1 dessert spoon of raw honey. Serve in ramekins. Delicious, healthy chocolate puddings. Trust us you’ll never taste the avo!
Sorry, we ran out at 19 :p