3. Make a grocery list
When it comes to making healthy eating choices, setting yourself up for success starts at the grocery store.
“Have a plan when you go to the grocery store. Have a list and stick to it,” Glassman said. “Also, schedule in when you are going to go food shopping so it actually happens.”
Avoid going to the grocery store hungry to prevent impulse-buying junk food or food you don’t need.
4. Drink more water
In addition to the importance of staying hydrated, drinking more water can actually help control your weight.
Anding explains that the stomach doesn’t have a way of sensing calories, but there is a volume sensor. You can use this science to your advantage by downing some water before a meal to help you feel fuller.
In fact, in one study from Virginia Tech, researchers found that people who drank two cups of water before right before eating a meal consumed between 75 and 90 calories fewer during that meal. Sipping vegetable broth or tea with lemon can also serve the same purpose.
5. Try new foods
Just because you were once a picky eater doesn’t mean you will always be a picky eater.
“Our tastes change, especially if we’re open-minded and aren’t fearful of exploring new tastes and textures of healthy cultural foods,” Nancy Farrell, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told CBS News.
Trying new, healthy foods can spice up your routine and open doors for new ways to make nutritious meals and snacks.