The fact of the matter is, diets don’t work. Too many of them are centered around restrictions and leave you feeling hungry. So, what do you do if your daily food habits have much room for improvement? Begin with cleaning up one meal per day. Here are a few ideas.
If your current diet consists mostly of processed and prepackaged foods, just shift to one meal a day made from healthy whole foods. Not to worry if cooking is not your thing as you can find many restaurants that are farm to table or who cook from scratch. If you are cooking, use herbs, spices, onion, garlic, lemon, and lime to add flavor. Just be mindful of portion control.
Consider going meatless one meal per day, but ensure that what you eat is healthy—because vegan can be high in both sugar and fat. That being said, you can eat far more than salad. Maybe identify a local vegan deli or restaurant or try a delicious vegan recipe.
The Mediterranean diet is one of the few that works because it isn’t centered around deprivation. You eat filling and delicious meals with lean meat or seafood. It is inspired by the regional eating habits in Italy and Greece during the 1960s. Meat and dairy are limited but you can enjoy fruits, vegetables, legumes, olive oil, and even carbs!
It’s just one meal so it will be easy to commit to.