Cheat's guide to healthy eating and exercise
With terms like superfood, F45, paleo, and CrossFit being thrown around on the daily, it’s no wonder we’re all incredibly confused about what to do when it comes to our health and fitness. But if you take away the food restrictions and expensive classes, it really isn’t so hard. The charts below make it super easy to eat right and stay fit all on your own - no fancy ingredients or equipment required.
#1 Be aware of your portions. This is a basically what your plate should look like every meal: half veggies, a source of protein and a serving of starch (like rice, beans or pasta).
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#2 The same rule applies for food that travels. These handy divided containers make portion sizes simple.
#3 And when it comes to snacks, it’s definitely possible to be satisfied with just 100 calories or under.
#4 Plus, it’s not hard to burn 100 calories...
#5 It’s also okay to indulge in your favourite foods every now and then - as long as you’re aware of just how much they’ll ‘cost’ you, calorie-wise.
#6 Don’t forget that alcohol counts, too!
#7 If you’re determined to become a morning exerciser, start small and work your way up. And nix those excuses about bad weather - this workout can be done anywhere.
#8 Still need motivation? A killer playlist can work wonders.
#9 To ward off boredom and keep tabs on your progress, set yourself a workout goal and change up what you do each day.
#10 Love sipping on smoothies? Throw in ingredients that’ll benefit you most.
#11 Five minutes is better than no minutes.
#12 A few food swaps can make all the difference.
#13 It’s never too late to start something. But commitment is the key to improvement.
Did you find the charts above helpful? What’s your best healthy eating or fitness tip?