Eating nutritious foods is important for healthy weight loss program, but when you eat certain foods for a long time, it is natural to feel bored, especially if you are used to a lot of fatty foods before the program. Despite its importance, clean eating is still considered boring for some people, especially those who don’t know many ways to cook and prepare their meals in more exciting ways.
Luckily, there are lots of ways you can get creative with your meals. Even if you commit to clean eating every day, you will find the process more exciting with more creativity.
Healthy Weight Loss Food tips to Avoid Boredom
Athletes and people who have weight problems are prone to food boredom because of all the clean eating they need to do. Here are some tips to avoid boredom and having successful weight loss or clean eating program:
Use various cooking methods.
Cooking foods in different ways can create big difference in flavor and texture. You don’t need to boil food all the time. Roasting or grilling the foods can create richer flavor and aroma (roasted or grilled vegetables such as eggplant, tomato, mushroom, okra and pumpkin are very delicious). You can also opt for searing with healthy oil instead of frying or deep-drying protein such as chicken breast or fish.
Break routine in your meals.
Do not get stuck in “safe” options for healthy foods, because this will make you feel bored with your meals. For example, chicken, tofu and egg whites are not the only protein sources you can eat for clean eating. Various types of fish, turkey, mushrooms, and lean meat can be delicious and healthy alternatives. Vegetables are not just broccoli or lettuce; add more colorful veggies in your diet such as bell peppers, eggplants, baby spinach, watercress, squashes, kale, and even exotic veggies you never know before.
Combine nutrients instead of depriving them.
The best foods for healthy weight loss are the ones that have balanced nutrients, not depraved of one or two. Fat, for example, is very important to support various bodily functions; you just need to consume the right type of fat sources, such as olive oil, flaxseed oil, and almond oil. The best type of meal is the “nutrient-dense” meal, which means it contains a lot of nutrients even in moderate portion.
Keep flavor enhancers at home.
Clean foods can be enhanced significantly with flavor enhancers, and if you have them at home, you can make your healthy weight loss efforts more exciting. Flavor enhancers include soy sauce and ketchup, salsa, vinegar, vanilla or lemon extract, black pepper, chili pepper, and herbs such as parsley, oregano, sage and basil. However, when you buy flavor enhancers, don’t forget to pick the low-sodium, low-fat variants.
Finally, you should learn how to cook, even if it is only simple recipes that only require 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes to cook at most. There is high significance between cooking skill and healthy weight loss program, especially since there are many healthy recipes you can try to make your program more varied.