3 Simple Rules for Eating
3 Simple Rules for Eating: Shared by Certified Health Coach Mariana Diez
Mariana Diez is a Certified Health Coach and Yoga Instructor. Mariana specializes on helping busy professionals balance nutrition, fitness and lifestyle goals by looking at how all areas of their life are connected. She believes that eating can be flexible, fun and rewarding.
When it comes to eating, I like to tell my clients to follow this three simple rules:
1.- Eat foods that don´t come on a package
When you stay away from foods that come in a package you are eating “real food” which means unprocessed food with no additives or preservatives.
Think of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and organic meat products.
2.- Enjoy what you eat and forget about the calories
Forget calorie count and start actually enjoying your food. How you eat is as important as what you eat.
So every time you eat try to enjoy and be present with your food. Also try to make your food really tasteful and appealing. Eating healthy doesn’t mean eating food that is not yummy, so search for recipes and get yourself in the kitchen. Enjoying your food will actually make you feel satisfied and avoid heading to the kitchen later.
3.- Eat 5-6 meals a day.
A six-meal-a-day plan may help you to better manage hunger and maintain your energy levels through out the day.
I recommend my clients to have three bigger meals and two to three snacks depending on their daily activities. It is important that you plan ahead so you can take your healthy snacks to work instead of reaching for anything that gets on your way. I have noticed that switching to 5-6 meals a day has helped my clients not only lose weight, but also maintain it once they reach their goals.