02 JUNE 2014
For those of us with a sweet tooth, it can be difficult to stick to healthy eating and resist those sugary treats. However, cutting down on sugar can have great benefits such as glowing skin, having more energy and feeling better on a long-term basis.
A key part of healthy eating is a diet which is low in sugar, but sticking to a diet plan doesn't have to be difficult. HELLO! Online has found some top tips to reveal how to stick to a healthy diet, while still eating filling and delicious meals.
Scroll below to see the top tips
Eliminate artificial and highly processed foods from your diet
Stock up on wholefoods, such as nuts and seeds. These contain high concentrations of antioxidants and natural fibre which can be protective against chronic diseases.
Eat healthy and filling meals to avoid cravings
Avocado, coconut and quinoa seeds are just some of the foods containing healthy fats which your body naturally craves, making for healthy and filling meals. Also, make sure to eat a wide range of vegetables for a really healthy diet.
Eat foods with high protein
Protein helps you stay full for longer, and plays a key role in having glossy hair and strong nails. Foods such as seeds, almonds and coconut are high in protein, and are great snacks for those of us hitting the gym in time for the summer.
Don't let a lack of time get in the way
Nuts and seeds make great alternatives for snacking when you're on the go. For those looking for a more filling option, wholefood shakes brand Purition, purition.co.uk, has created shakes with less than 2g of sugar per serving, including the Superseed Breakfast Smoothie to kick off the day, or the Superseed Superfood Blend to add to porridge or salads.