Healthy eating can often be daunting and extremely hard, sometimes, we don't even know where to start, which is why I'm giving you 'My Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips' and everything YOU need to know, so you can eat the BARE way for life.
Often, the hardest thing about healthy eating, is making a healthy habit stick for good! Too many times we see loads and loads of information online about how you should or shouldn't be eating and it often leads us to information overload.. and leaves us feeling confused and unmotivated. This is why my BARE Guide will help show you how to make healthy eating sustainable for life, while eating all of your favourite foods like pastas, burgers, curries, pizzas, pancakes and much more.
Firstly, let me explain a little more about my BARE way of eating and then I'll dive straight into my top tips!
What The BARE Way Of Eating?
BARE is not a 'diet' so to speak, it's a way of life! BARE stands for my Balanced and Realistic Eating Guide, which is a healthy eating food plan, which encompasses a healthy eating approach to life, while being suitable to your healthy and fitness goals. BARE allows you to eat all of your favourite foods, such as pastas, pizzas, curries, burgers and much more, all while being healthy. The BARE way of eating is here to help educate YOU and motivate YOU to make a healthy eating change, for life!
What A Day Of BARE Looks Like?
- Breakfast - Snickers Overnight Oats
- Snack 1 - Bacon Pinwheels
- Lunch - Greek Tuna Salad
- Snack 2 - Loaded Guac With Pita Chips
- Dinner - Chicken Pesto Pasta
Please note, everyone is different and has different goals, so your meal plan may differ depending on how much food you would normally consume. Some days I only feel like eating one snack so I'll leave the other out, and that is okay too.
Each meal/day/week of food has been dietitian approved to ensure you're getting all of the micro and macronutrients your body needs to operate and thrive each and everyday.
My Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips
1. Have A Plan For Success
To make healthy eating a lifestyle, you must have a plan in place to help you achieve this each and every week. For me, this is as simple as following our BARE Guide meal planner, which allows me to plan out my meals for the entire week. This in combination with our BARE Guide shopping list planner, really helps me stay on track throughout the week and really takes the 'decision making' part of 'What's for dinner?" out of the equation.
2. Meal Prep For Success
Following on from the above, when I know I have a busy week ahead, I'll meal prep most of my foods, only to save me time and effort in the kitchen throughout a busy week. Meal prepping doesn't mean you have to COOK all of your meals ahead of time. One tip I love to give people that I do quite often is just pre slicing all of your veggies and pre marinating your meat.. I mean it's so simple, but saves you so much time in the kitchen. Plenty of meals such as overnight oats can be prepped ahead of time to save your time in the kitchen in the morning. Meal prep is one of the best ways to help make healthy eating sustainable for life.
3. Don't Be Restrictive
Often we fail on a 'meal plan' or 'diet' because it seems to be working well.. until it doesn't work anymore. Quite often I see people falling off the bandwagon because they're quite often being restrictive and not actually nourishing their bodies with what they're craving. Through eating from BARE, we don't restrict food groups, instead we actually allow you to eat all of your favourite foods, just made in a healthier way!
4. Listen To Your Body
This has to be one of the most important tips. Don't ignore your hunger pains or your full stomach. Don't prolong eating because you think not eating will help you lose weight quicker. Our bodies are the best cue for food, it's important to listen to your body.. I know some nights I just crave a big bowl of pasta after a long hard workout at the gym.. and you know what, that's okay!
5. Find Out What Works For YOU And Stick To It!
One thing I tell all of the amazing women in our BARE Guide community is you need to do what's best for YOU! Only you will know if you're needing pasta tonight and only you will know if the portion sizes are too big or small for you! Everyone is different, everyone has different goals, needs, wants, desires and you must do what is best for YOU to achieve them! Of course it's great to check in with others and see what they're doing and to learn from them, however, at the end of the day.. come up with a healthy eating solution that suits YOU that you'll be able to use for LIFE!
I hope you loved this blog post and I hope you learnt something today! If there's anything else you'd like to hear about or see.. Please let me know!