5 Habits, Healthier Eating. Simple!

Healthier eating doesn't have to mean a drastic change in lifestyle - sometimes, simple adjustments can have a big impact. Here are 5 quick fixes.

Tidy up!

Studies have shown that whether it’s a kitchen or an office, clutter often leads to the increased consumption of unhealthy snacks. (First items to toss when you’re cleaning? Those unhealthy snacks.)


Make Healthy Snacks Visible

You’re 70% more likely to choose fruits or vegetables over less healthy snacks if they’re right in the line of sight, according to a study from Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating. So when you open the fridge, make sure apples, carrots and the like are the first thing you see. Or, for a quick, nutrition-packed pick-me-up, grab an organic cold-pressed Living Juice.


Sleep More!

Get at least seven hours of sleep a night. When you’re tired or rundown, you’re more likely to reach for food you think will be an energy boost, like empty-calorie-packed lattes from Starbucks. Of course, sometimes a restful night just isn't possible (cough teenagers cough). If you need a pick-me-up, opt for dried fruit, a few peanut M&Ms or some Living Juice.


Be Choosy

You don’t have to be a packaged food snob – there are times you just might not have time to whip up something fresh – but be choosy. Read labels carefully, since packaged foods are notoriously filled with unhealthy fats, sugar and salt. With a little frozen food aisle sleuthing, it is possible to find offerings high in fiber, with whole grains and vegetables.


Make Food your Focus

Whether it’s a meal or a snack, make your food your focus. Eating while scrolling through Facebook or watching TV makes you less aware of when you’re full, or how many calories you’re consuming. Savor your sustenance!