Food, Health, LIFESTYLE

3 Tips to Avoid Making Bad Food Choices

We could all stand to eat a little healthier, right? You might remember me talking about how I quit sugar a few weeks ago (read all about it here!) and it really opened my eyes to how much more approachable healthy eating is than you might think.  Getting there and starting off on the right foot is actually the hardest part.  Between some amazing avocado toast to my favorite breakfast bowls and smoothies, keep scrolling to read my tips on how to avoid making bad food choices throughout the day:

Left: Spinach | Middle: Flax Seed | Right: Hemp Seed

Left: Cacao Nibs | Right: Avocado 

1. Breakfast Really IS the Most Important Meal of the Day 

Your morning can really set the tone for the rest of your day. Starting off with a healthy and filling breakfast (and a workout) can help prevent you from snacking on junk food throughout the day. Mentally, it encourages you to continue your healthy habits throughout the day. I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I have a productive morning, I feel like I can tackle anything the day flings at me!

When it comes to lunchtime, knowing what you’re going to eat and what’s around you, helps keep everything in line. If there are too many options available, it makes me go crazy and that’s when I fall into bad habits. This tip also helps when I’m traveling!

2. Have Some Easy Go-To Recipes

Avocado toast is a lifesaver. I know it’s super trendy right now, and there are tons of fancy ways to put it together, but I promise you that all you need is just a good piece of toasted bread, some mashed avocado, salt (and/or pepper), some red pepper flakes and chia seeds (if you’re feeling fancy).  End result? MAGIC. Another thing I’ve been reaching for recently have been my yogurt bowls! I love to mix in fresh berries if I can, plus some yummy flax seeds (which are fiber), hemp seeds (great for protein), and chia seeds (loaded with fiber and calcium) to keep me fuller longer!

If you don’t have a lot of time to prep anything, a smoothie is such a great option too. Just mix it up and you’re ready to go! I like to pack in as many greens (like spinach and kale), into my smoothies as possible. I’ve been loving the Fab Four Smoothie by Be Well By Kelly (check out her book here!). The whole concept is to make sure to get a protein, fat, fiber, and green in everything you eat. Breaking it down into something so easy has really helped put healthy eating into such an approachable process.

I also swear by kombuchaI stock my fridge with a case every week. It helps curb my sweet tooth, aids my digestion (aka makes me go to the bathroom!) and curbs my appetite so I don’t snack throughout the day. But as much as I love my kombucha (and trust me I do), remembering to drink as much water as possible is also super important! I don’t really like consuming water and my team is always on me about drinking more water when I can, but recently I’ve been trying to drink a cup of water before every meal or when I’m craving a snack. Oftentimes, I wasn’t actually hungry; just dehydrated!

3. See-through Storage Containers 

The containers that I store my seeds in are cute and functional! I found them online and they’re one of the best purchases I’ve made for my kitchen! They look great, keep everything in my kitchen organized and cohesive, plus looking at them makes me more inclined to incorporate them into my food! Containers like these are also great for dry grains and cereals so you always remember how much you have left. Pick up some chalkboard labels to keep organized!

The most important tip I can give you, in my opinion, is to not deprive yourself. You know how the second someone tells you not to do something, that’s all you want to do? That’s kind of the same with food! Of course, everything in moderation- but you need to make sure you have a good healthy balance. Do you guys have any healthy eating tips? Let me know down below! Have a great weekend!

sigxo_chriselle

33 Comments
  • healthy food is soo important i lost 8 pounds and i am so happy.

  • Thanks for sharing this great. Keep sharing more useful and conspicuous stuff like this. Thank you so much

  • miki says:

    A good breakfast can really change your days!
    Miki x

    https://littletasteofbeauty.blogspot.it

  • tanja says:

    healthy food is soo important i lost 8 pounds and i am so happy.
    love your post.
    xo tanja
    http://www.tbfashionvictim.com

  • Kathy says:

    Yes being prepared with healthy options is the way to go ! I always stockup on avocados!
    Xx, Kathy
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    http://www.kathywang.co.uk/2017/08/the-ordinary-skincare-review-my-routine.html?m=1

  • Love the see through storage containers.

  • Kelly says:

    I love these tips and breakfast really is so important!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Kiri says:

    I actually skip breakfast on the weekends because I do house work and am out and about – and I also don’t go to the gym.
    But yes! It is important and I eat it every day of the week.
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

  • Rita says:

    One of my easiest ways to avoid unhealthy food is the same as yours, always have a few go-to healthy recipes! I either have them on Pinterest or Youtube but it’s definitely something that has helped me a lot!

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  • Demilade says:

    These are great tips, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. I try my best to make sure I have a great, filling breakfast every morning. I love these pictures, so beautiful.Coco Bella Blog

  • Vivian says:

    I definitely need to get into the routine of eating breakfast and to not substitute the first meal of the day with coffee! Thank you for your avocado toast topping ideas!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE
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  • Ambar says:

    Breakfast, without a doubt, is the most important meal! It reduces your cravings during the day completely!

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  • Danielle says:

    Nice photos 🙂 I like the 3rd tip!
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  • Elizabeth says:

    Definitely agree with you about not depriving yourself! Everything in moderation is the key! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing all of these great tips for a healthier lifestyle!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • I’ve tried Kombucha it’s incredible! Helps with my sometimes weak stomach and keeps me so energized!

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  • Claire says:

    Definitely agree that making healthy choices in the morning inspire you to carry that on throughout the day. I have recently been eating snow fungus soup 🍲 after hearing about how great it is for your skin. Has anyone else tried it??xx

  • mel says:

    The easy to-go recipes are super clutch! I always find the thing that makes me buy fast food the most is laziness to cook (admittedly haha)
    Love love love these!

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com/amazon-beauty-must-haves-under-20/

  • Rachelle says:

    I am a chronic breakfast skipper and it shows in my energy levels throughout the day! I’ve been trying to get better about meal planning and giving myself options (since I’m always on the go and get bored eating the same leftovers 3-5 days in a row). I haven’t jumped on the avocado toast train, but maybe I should 🙂 Smoothies are a great idea too! I always forget you can prep ingredients the night before.

    Great tips! And kudos for kicking sugar!

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • BJ says:

    You can tell you have cut back on sugar. Your skin is absolutely glowing now. I eat pretty healthy, and try to avoid too many sweets. But every once in a while I just have to have some chocolate. I have a recipe for orange cocoa cupcakes that gives me my chocolate “fix”. For breakfast most days I have Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal (1/4 cup oats + 2/3 cup water 3 minutes on medium in microwave). I put on a little organic brown sugar because I don’t like fruit in my oatmeal. I am going to try the avocado toast. That sounds really good. This summer I visit our local farmer’s market every Saturday to load up on fruits and vegetables.

  • Kim says:

    These are great tips! I agree breakfast is so important, and I feel like eating some physical activity makes me make better choices too!

    Kim

    http://trendkeeper.me .. from the Miami Swim runway!

  • Jennifer says:

    I definitely agree that breakfast is the most healthiest meal of the day!
    Great tips and ideas! 🙂

    http://readermusic.wordpress.com

  • Natali says:

    Oh yes, without a proper, healthy and well balanced breakfast, I can not function and I am more prone to most likely
    eat crappier food throughout the day. Having some healthy snacks around and ready to eat (chopped up veggies, nuts,
    hummus dip, etc.) are also very helpful in my case. 🙂

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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Moderation and a healthy living lifestyle is key. Merci for sharing this wonderful essential tips! 🙂

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • keri says:

    I definitely agree with the fact that everything is all about moderation! These are great tips!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • LENA says:

    Great tips! My ‘go-to’ recipe is…. the reliable green smoothie! Lol

    -Lena
    L.E.N.A | Revealed
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