It can be difficult to maintain the motivation for healthy eating in the winter months. The combination of colder weather and big, thick clothes hiding your body encourages a slip into comfort eating and ‘letting go’ a little.
With the application of some simple healthy eating tips you can stay in your best shape, all year round.
Don’t keep junk in the house – If you have to go out to get junk food every time you want to eat it, you are much less likely to mindlessly binge in front of the TV on a regular basis. Stock your fridge and cupboards with healthy foods and go out when you want a treat.
Focus on real ingredients - Keep the bulk of your meals to unprocessed ingredients, such as meat and vegetables, in whatever combination you like. You can eat as many veggies as you want, and you’re never going to be doing harm to your health.
Bulk cook – Stews, casseroles, and other winter comfort meals lend themselves especially well to bulk cooking. You can make 10 portions in one go, with no more time or effort than is required to make two portions. This means you can always have meals ready to go in the fridge or freezer, which are healthy, and take only a couple of minutes preparation to heat up.
A slow cooker is your friend – A great way to create warm, filling winter meals in no time at all is with a slow cooker. You can simply add some meat and veggies to it in the morning, leave it all day while you’re at work, and come home to a delicious, hearty, fall-apart-in-your-mouth meal.
Try these tips for a healthy winter that sets you up to be looking and feeling your best when summer rolls back around.