HEALTH HACKS | 5 Tips to Help Maintain That Healthy Diet

The task of transitioning to a healthy diet, or even maintaining one you have already effected can be a difficult undertaking. You can remind yourself of the long-term benefits the future you will reap (a shining individual with robust health and rockin’ abs), but that doesn’t make the day-to-day discipline any easier. You are definitely not alone in your struggles—many have stumbled, some have fallen by the wayside, some have taken inadvertent detours (to a pile of glazed doughnuts). The goal is to maintain an overall healthier diet in a way that is feasible and not prone to regression. As with most life’s ventures, there are tactics you can employ to make your daily journey a little less bumpy, a little more focused, and hopefully a little more fun. Here are 5 healthy eating tricks to try out this week: 

1. Make snack jars to enjoy at your discretion. Don't leave yourself at the mercy of bad snacks. Instead, prepare combinations of vegetables or nuts in single portions so that you always have healthy alternatives ready to eat.

1. Make snack jars to enjoy at your discretion. Don't leave yourself at the mercy of bad snacks. Instead, prepare combinations of vegetables or nuts in single portions so that you always have healthy alternatives ready to eat.

2. Roast a variety of your favorite veggies to incorporate into meals throughout the week.

2. Roast a variety of your favorite veggies to incorporate into meals throughout the week.

3. Befriend the SPIRALIZER. This ingenious mechanism transforms various foods into noodles! Read here to learn more about how you can use this fun gadget to make delicious, yet nutritious dishes.

3. Befriend the SPIRALIZER. This ingenious mechanism transforms various foods into noodles! Read here to learn more about how you can use this fun gadget to make delicious, yet nutritious dishes.

4. Eat more food with high water content. Not only will this help you fill up (leaving less room for health-harming foods), you are also supplementing your daily recommended water intake. See what foods are the most hydrating here.

4. Eat more food with high water content. Not only will this help you fill up (leaving less room for health-harming foods), you are also supplementing your daily recommended water intake. See what foods are the most hydrating here.

5. Add fermented foods to your diet. Healthy meals don't have to taste bland. Try incorporating fermented sides dishes to give your tastebuds a kick, while simultaneously aiding your digestion. Read more about the health benefits of fermented foods here.

5. Add fermented foods to your diet. Healthy meals don't have to taste bland. Try incorporating fermented sides dishes to give your tastebuds a kick, while simultaneously aiding your digestion. Read more about the health benefits of fermented foods here.