The Five Easiest Dietary Changes You Can Make For a Healthier Life

When you assess your life, do you feel fit and healthy? If not, you’re not alone. Studies show that almost 50% of adults in the United States make New Year’s resolutions. And losing weight, becoming more fit, quitting smoking, and other health-centric goals commonly account for the most common resolutions.

Whether you want to control your weight or just feel more energized, start with your diet. What you put into your body can have a major impact on your health (and how you feel about it). In this blog, we cover five of the easiest dietary changes you can make to improve your health.

Drink more water … 
While there’s no one right amount of water intake that works for everyone, studies show that almost half of Americans don’t drink enough water. Not only does dehydration lead to mood and circulation issues, it can prevent weight loss and cause serious medical issues. Start with drinking water in place of one beverage you have on a daily basis. Then, add a cup of water to one of your daily meals. 

… And less alcohol
Alcohol is a staple of many social gatherings and celebrations. And one way to make yourself healthier is to limit your alcohol intake to those situations. Cutting down on your alcohol intake reduces the calories in your diet, improves the quality of your sleep, and reduces the risk of age-related disease. Not only will reducing your alcohol intake improve your health, it will likely reduce your risk of injury. Those who drink in excess before operating a vehicle put themselves and others at risk of injury or even death. According to a specialist from Sessions Law Firm, driving under the influence is a serious offense and a DUI conviction can have a significant impact on you and your family. To minimize both your risk of disease and the dangers of driving while intoxicated, it’s best to limit your alcohol intake.

Set an eating schedule.
When you don’t have an eating schedule, you’re more likely to eat unhealthy foods in higher quantities. Set a schedule for yourself, even if it’s only general. Choose a time for breakfast, a time for several healthy snacks, and a time for lunch and dinner.

Eat better fats …
Animal-based fats raise your cholesterol and, by extension, your risk of heart disease. To get healthier, replace bacon and butter with healthier fat options. Switch to lean, skinless meats and add more fish to your diet. Additionally, replace animal fats with plant-based ones whenever possible.

… And more fruits and veggies.
It may sound simple, but adding more natural color to your diet can go a huge way toward making you healthier. This doesn’t mean you have to only eat fruits and vegetables–simply integrate more of them into your diet. Eat mixed fruit for dessert, have a side of salad with lunch, and add strawberries to your morning cereal.

Want to feel more motivated, confident, and fit? These small changes can help you start down the path to a healthier, happier you.

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