How can you stay healthy and avoid fat and fatty food? It may seem hard, but it really isn’t! Check out these tips to see what I mean.
1. Eat lean meats like fish and chicken. These meats are naturally low in fat, are pretty tasty when prepared correctly, and are some of the cheapest meats you can find.
2. Pork and beef products should be eaten sparingly because they can be fatty. However, there are lean varieties of these foods like pork tenderloin and 93% lean ground beef. Make sure to read the labels, so you know which choices are lean and which are not.
3. Avoid fast food! I’m sure we all know how fatty fast food chains can be. If you find yourself at a restaurant, be sure to check out their healthier options. Many restaurants have healthy options like yogurt parfaits, milk, fruit, salad, and baked potatoes.
4. Pack lunch! If you bring you own lunch to work or school, then you decrease your chance of getting fast food. Easy lunch options include sandwiches and leftovers from the day before, but if you’re feeling like a lunch chef I wouldn’t want to stop you.
5. Keep your house stocked with fruits, vegetables, and grains. The more of these you have the less likely you are to eat potato chips or candy bars. You can even start slow. Replace one of your snack options with fruit or low-fat yogurt. Then gradually replace the other unhealthy options you buy. Eventually, you’ll be eating healthy.
6. Do not fry foods! I know they taste amazing, but there are a ton of other ways to prepare food. Try pan searing, roasting, soup making, sautéing, and slow cooking. You’d be surprised how amazing these choices are.
7. If you need to use fat, use vegetable oil, olive oil, or butter substitutes. These oils are low in saturated fats and high in polyunsaturated fats meaning that they are better for your arteries than butter, lard, or coconut oil.
8. Cook your own dinners! Any chance you get be sure to cook up your own food. Typically, on your worst day in the kitchen, your food won’t be as unhealthy as restaurant food.