- Fruits and vegetables are some of the easiest things to prioritize when cleaning up your diet.
- There are small tweaks you can make to your everyday routine to be healthier.
- You can take advantage of in-season fruits and vegetables in the springtime.
As we usher in a new season, we often succumb to the temptation to declutter and purge more than just our homes and garages. Giving your diet a good spring cleaning—particularly after a winter filled with eating starchy, comfort foods in front of the TV—can really help you adopt a lighter, healthier mindset for the new season ahead. These positive habits can be something you continue to practice as you move throughout the upcoming summer, fall and winter seasons.
Cleaning up your diet will not help you feel better, but have positive impacts on your health. Thes best part is you don’t have to commit to fad diets or difficult routine changes to achieve these benefits.
Here are 12 tips for spring cleaning your diet!
Consume Smaller Portions
Cleaning up your diet not only has to do with what you are eating, but how much you’re eating. LiveStrong says portion control has several benefits, such as:
- Better blood control
- Improved digestion
- Curb cravings
- Weight control
- Saving money
You may feel less inclined to consume heavy, starchy foods for warmth and comfort in springtime and prefer smaller, lighter meals and snacks instead. For example, you may gravitate towards foods such as Greek yogurt and fresh fruit for breakfast instead of a heavy bowl of oats or granola.