Especially this year, it can be difficult to keep the weight off. With so many of us staying inside much more than normal, learning to stay away from the snacks or replace them with healthier ones has been a learning curve. However, making those kinds of lifestyle choices are instrumental in staying healthy this year
Our team at AFC Urgent Care Ballantyne is here to walk you through how you can do your best to cut down the calories and feel good about your body.
What Foods Should I Stay Away From?
The more processed the food, the worse it is for your body. This includes foods like fast-food, sugars, unhealthy fats, etc.
One big mistake that a lot of people make is that they drink lots of sugary drinks. When you drink liquid calories, your brain doesn’t register them as food. Thus, you may end up drastically increasing your total calorie intake. Stay away from over-consuming sugary drinks and other foods listed below.
Foods to Limit
- Unhealthy pizza
- Too much white bread
- Sweetened breakfast cereals
- Fried foods
What Should I Eat Instead?
Foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients like protein and healthy fats are great for staying trim. These foods include things like eggs, chicken, Greek yogurt, fish and beans.
In addition to proteins and healthy fats, increase your amounts of veggies and fruits. If you don’t like the way that most fruits and veggies taste, try blending them up and consuming them in smoothie form. That way, you can eat healthy veggies like spinach without having the flavor be as concentrated.
- Lightly oiled and seasoned popcorn
- Healthy trail mix consisting of raisins, nuts and other fruits
- Organic dark chocolate and almonds
- Veggies and hummus
- Hard-boiled eggs
AFC Urgent Care Ballantyne encourages you to stay vigilant with your healthy eating this year. If you are in need of medical care or have any other questions you’d like to ask, don’t hesitate to stop by!