Somedays you eat Salads and go to the gym, some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. Its nature’s balance. When I speak of eating habits of successful people, I am not suggesting you withdraw from cheese or, God forbid, chocolates, but you might just want to incorporate a few diet tips into your daily routine.
Developing healthy eating habits isn’t complicated or restrictive as you may imagine. Its rather simple to follow these essential guidelines towards building a healthy diet while being mindful of what you eat, truly indulging your taste buds and enjoying the nutritious varieties of food.
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Read on some of the habits of highly successful people.
1. Never skip Breakfast
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, and many successful people are firm believers of this including British politician Winston Churchill who’s breakfast included poached egg, toast, jam, butter, milk & cold meats along with grapefruit, TV host and blogger Brooke Burke-Charvet swears by the shake containing coconut water, berries and protein powder that keeps her full all day. Singer & Song-writer Kelly Osbourne, as told to shape, prefers two egg whites with low-fat cheese or a bowl of Raisin Bran with low-fat milk.
2. Fluids intake
There’s a true saying,
“moisture is the essence of wetness and wetness is the essence of beauty”.
Ever since many celebrities have expressed love and devotion for life’s most rudimentary liquid – Water.
“Drink water between meals instead of with them so that the digestive juices will not be diluted” says Jane Fonda
Celebrities like Madonna, Chris Pine, and Elizabeth Banks swear by all-natural coconut water, as told to Shape. Katy Perry loves fresh-pressed juice besides coconut water.
Restrict the soda, coke, tea or coffee intake to minimum or zero.
3. Vegetables and Fruits
Getting your food from plants is another healthy eating source that many successful people seem to include in their diet.
Former US President Barak Obama’s favorite food is “broccoli”.
Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, loved eating green salad, boiled or placed in a sandwich.
Albert Einstein was fond of strawberries as a dessert. Actor and model, Stacy Keibler includes organic fruits and veggies in her everyday diet, as told to People magazine.
The majority of fit people say they eat virtually the same meals every day, mostly the same breakfast, the same lunch or the same dinner.
Steve Jobs liked to eat the same exact foods, many days in a row. His philosophy was also that you can reduce body odor by the type of food you eat.
Chrissy Tiegen – The Sports Illustrated model told Bon Appetit that she and fiance John Legend stick to the same morning meal: two eggs over easy with turkey bacon and avocado—and she skips the coffee.
Singer Carley Rae Jepsen is a creature of habit, she told Bon Appetit. “I have the same thing for breakfast every day: vanilla yogurt with granola and fruit. And if I can get my hands on some boiled eggs, I go for those, too.”
5. Timely meals
When the time comes for a proper, main course meal like lunch and dinner, its best to take at roughly about the same time every day. This will help you control cravings and train your metabolism to kick into the fifth gear at the right time.
Businessman Warren Buffet is known to follow a strict schedule for his meals every day.
6. Small Portions
Eating satisfying portions more often is recommended, overstuffing your stomach with large meals twice a day, by many health-conscious people. It is good to always leave the table desiring for more as it helps the food to break down easily and helps indigestion.
Actress Megan Fox consumes 5 meals a day in tiny portions.
7. Limited sugar & Junk intake
Successfully fit people rarely report eliminating foods. They feed onto their sweet or junk food cravings from time to time knowing the fact that simply eliminating foods they love will only set them up to fail when the temptation is too great.
Tennis Champ Novak Djokovic follows a strict diet by avoiding refined sugars. US President, Donald Trump, likes to eat pizzas and ice-creams.
8. Limited Non-Diary protein (Meat & Fish)
These are rich sources of protein. Meat is also a good source of B12 and iron. Fish contains lots of omega 3 fatty acids and is proven to be good to maintain a healthy heart. Hence, add these to your diet once or twice a week.
Famous artist Pablo Picasso followed a restricted diet that consisted of fish.
Frankly, I would rather live with a toothache than give up on Nutella. However, I am tempted to make these little adjustments to my diet to see the difference. What food habits are you willing to compromise?
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