10 Tips to Healthy Eating

1 - Eat Breakfast

Probably the most important meal of the day. When you sleep your in a catabolic state where you've been fasting for around 8 hours. Eating breakfast will stop this muscle breakdown. Calories are also burnt when you eat breakfast and that in turn well help you burn fat!

Breakfast can also be very tasty and not to mention it also has a great effect on late-morning mood, satiety and cognitive performance! Having a healthy breakfast is vital to living healthy.

2 - Eat Post Workout

Pretty much as important as eating breakfast. When you workout you burn energy, if you don't replenish this energy storage muscle tissue will be broken down into a usable energy source. So when you don't eat is results in muscle loss and when you lose muscle your metabolism slows down and when that slows down weight loss is even more difficult. Don't have post workout shakes to drink? Try some of the smoothie recipes.

3 - Eat Pre-Workout

Not only will it fuel your muscles, it'll help settle your stomach and avoid hunger through your workout. It'll also help prevent symptoms of nausea, dizziness and headache because it'll keep your blood sugar up. Honey is great for pre-workout because it goes into your bloodstream almost immediately. Learn more fun food facts!

4 - Eat Constantly

Wait that doesn't right. But its true! If you don't eat about every 3 hours your cravings will get the best of you in the long run.

Eating every few hours will help boost your metabolism, prevent cravings and provide you with the calories you need for energy. Of course if you don't eat healthy food none of this will matter.

5 - Eat Plenty of Protein

Protein is the essential muscle building agent and it also helps in muscle recovery... not to mention it boosts your metabolism.

When you don't receive the required amount of protein, your body will start breaking your muscles down. This occurs because the body does not have many places to store it like it can with fat. If you eat the right foods everyday and the right amount of protein and you will see muscle gain rather than muscle loss. Enough said!

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6 - Eat Fruits/Vegetables with Every Meal

Without any vitamins and minerals from vegetables and fruits your body wont run properly.

Without the proper nutritional value of fruits and vegetables you won't have enough energy throughout the day to accomplish what you want. They help lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, and probably some cancers; lower risk of eye and digestive problems; and they have a mellowing effect on blood sugar that can help keep appetite in check. Green vegetables have zero calories, which will help in burning fat as well! Fruits and vegetables are also very important because they are foods that heal!

7 - Take your time!

Most people rush to eat their food when realistically they should be enjoying every savoring bite! Not only will you enjoy your food more, but you'll also let your body digest the food by not forcing it down your throat. Make it more of a scheduled thing to eat instead of a spontaneous thing, otherwise you could find yourself being over zealous with the amount of food you eat in a short sitting.

8 - Learn How To Cook

You don't have to be a culinary expert to learn how to cook easy, healthy meals. Take time to learn the right recipes for you and your lifestyle. Whether your a busy person always running around or a lazy bum who can't get off the couch, there are simple enough recipes for anyone to make if given the effort. Try new things, don't be afraid of failure, you'll learn from your mistakes and turn them into gourmet meals!

9 - Don't Eat Out

There are few reasons you shouldn't eat out. First off, chances are your going to want to spoil yourself by getting the tastiest most filling meal... that also is the most fattening and unhealthy thing you could eat, not to mention it probably will be one of the more expensive things you eat throughout the week. Like I said before, learn how to cook! It'll save you money and save your health.

If your going to eat out just be aware of what your ordering and don't over indulge just because you can.

10 - Don't Aim For Perfection

If you try to be perfect, sad to say, its not going to happen. So instead of setting yourself for disappointment try the 90/10 or 80/20 rule. Try to eat good 90% of the time and spoil yourself 10%.

If you don't indulge in junk food your going to drive yourself crazy. As a reward for eating healthy, grab a a piece of cake every once in awhile to congratulate yourself... but don't congratulate yourself too often. I promise if you learn to apply these basic nutrition tips to a solid workout plan your results will be quicker and better.