So, you’ve decided you’ll be embarking upon a dieting journey over the coming weeks and you’ve made the commitment to go forward, but you’re dreading the kind of eating adjustments you’re going to have to make. Experiencing some doubt and regret before the commencement of a new dietary regimen is very common, but it’s also completely unnecessary, because there should still be room for deliciousness unless you’re following an absurdly strict meal plan. The good news is, with a little bit of creativity and research, you might find yourself looking forward to meal times even more than before. That being said, here’s a list of food types that can help you make any diet tastier:
If you’re on a puritan diet and would like to stay away from foods grown with antibiotics, hormones, artificial nitrates, and synthetic chemicals, you can still enjoy the organic versions of your favorite meats. There’s even organic bacon, which sounds like a complete oxymoron, but it’s actually the best bacon you’ve probably never tried. USDA organic certified angus beef has also become very popular for the same reasons. While organic meats might cost a little more, you can feel better splurging for a burger occasionally when you know the meat is cleaner.
Shakes and Smoothies
You can throw just about any edible substance into a blender with a few pieces of fruit and somehow it always comes out tasting great. Don’t like kale because it’s too green and bitter but it’s part of your new diet? Toss in a handful of fruit chunks and all of the sudden you have a green drink worth getting excited about. Many people use this trick to quickly wolf down ingredients that are healthy but otherwise unappetizing by themselves (i.e. – garlic, onions, ginger, peppers, spices, lemon juice, etc.).
Salads and Wraps
There are literally hundreds of healthy salads and wrap recipes just waiting to be explored, and chances are you’ve only tried about 10-15 different kinds in your entire life. Dieting can become quite the adventure when you have something new on your plate every day. Plus, the benefit of switching it up is that you get to discover new ingredients that you normally would never use in your culinary creations.
If you’re going to be splitting meals into smaller increments to stimulate your metabolism and improve digestion, stopping to prepare food throughout the day can become a real PITA – not referring to the flat bread. One way you can streamline the implementation of your diet and always keep a yummy snack on hand is by slicing and prepping snacks in separate containers once every morning or a couple times per week.
Variety Makes Any Diet Doable
Most diets involve reducing your caloric intake, which of course means eating less food. Entertaining your taste buds with new and interesting flavors every meal is an effective way to compensate for the feeling of leaving the table shorthanded. At least if you can’t stuff your face to satisfaction you can still look forward to a palate-pleasing adventure at meal times.