10 Healthy Eating Habits to Adopt in 2018

Our eating and lifestyle habits, both good or bad, can have a tremendous impact on our health and well-being. It is up to us to choose whether or not we want to incorporate healthy eating habits into our daily lives.

When we view healthy eating habits as a choice and not something that has been forced upon us, we have the power to incorporate those healthy eating habits into the next year. With power and freedom to choose, healthy eating habits can simply be our everyday eating habits and not something we need ever think about again.

Here’s ten eating habits that you can choose (or not) to adopt in 2016:

1. Add something new to your diet

Sometimes we think that dieting is all about taking something out of your diet. However, if you try to add something new to your diet every day, you will not feel as though you are missing anything. Try a new fruit or vegetable or healthy recipe that you have never tried before.

2. Eat a good breakfast

Partaking in a good breakfast high in fiber and incorporating whole grains will keep you full and fit for the entire day. Adding berries, seeds and nuts to your breakfast will not only sustain you even longer, you’ll also be getting a great a  of essential fatty acids not to mention other essential nutrients.

3. Snack yourself healthy

Often times, we look to decrease our intake of calories and forget that the point of staying healthy is not to starve ourselves but to nourish ourselves. Snacking in-between meals (healthy snacking of course) is the way to keep your metabolism up and running.

4. Drink more water

When we drink more water each day, our regime has less room for soda drinks and other less healthy choices. For some of us however, water does not go down very well. Many of my clients say they cant drink it at all. If this is you, try different variations of liquid beverages until you find the one that is right for you. Sometimes simply adding slices fruits such as orange, lemon, or lime to your water will give you the added flavor you desire. Even green tea with lemon added to it can make the difference.

5. Mix it up

If you get bored with salad, feel free to be creative. Creating a different salad for every day of the week is easy when you mix it up a little bit. Adding things like hard-boiled eggs, broiled chicken, garbanzo beans and anything else you can think of can give the standard salad a pick-me-up. Cranberries and oranges are wonderful additions to a tossed salad.

6. Fast every night

My coaching clients all hear about this one. Once you have finished dinner, have whatever snack or cup of tea that you desire shortly thereafter. It’s even ok to have hot cocoa once in a while (the magnesium in cocoa with help you relax before sleep), but be sure not to have anything at all too close to bedtime. When you do this, not only will you sleep better, you’ll also be setting yourself up to burn fat while you sleep instead of needing digesting your late meal and storing fat.

7. Plan and prepare

By planning preparing a few simple items on the weekend, you can make your healthy eating habits a breeze. Stock up on healthy snacks , such as fruits and nuts, trail-mix, or homemade muesli bars that you can quickly pack take to work. Or why not make a double or triple batch of your favourite meal, and this can be lunch or dinner two to three times during week. Planning ahead and preparing will help you resist the urge to buy something quick on the run. It is healthy and you prepared it. You save time, money, and eat healthy all at the same time.

8. Don’t go without

Everyone craves a treat once in a while so do not deprive yourself. Just be picky about what you choose. Denying yourself will only make you eat the whole pie instead of just a piece. Dark chocolate is a healthy treat that offers mood boosters and important vitamins and minerals. It does not hurt that it tastes great too.

9. Incorporate enjoyable exercise

While exercise is not a healthy eating habit, one without the other just will not work. Exercise does not have to be something you dive into at full speed. Starting off slowly, perhaps power walking with a friend, is all the momentum you will need to get and keep this healthy habit in place. The more enjoyable your exercise, the more you weight you are likely to lose, so choose a form of exercise that appeals to you.

10. Find support

Sometimes when we set off to do something alone, we find it hard to keep motivated. Incorporating  support group or partner into your healthy eating plan will also allow you to have ways for you have to be accountable to as well.


By incorporating these 10 healthy eating habits into your daily routine, you will see how fast these habits become second nature.

Have a happy and healthy 2018!


To your health and happiness.

Neil Forsey
Head Coach & Founder of Hungry Coach
Weight Loss Coach/Consultant
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC)
Certified Eating Psychology Coach (CEPC)
Certified International Health Coach (CIHC)
Certified Life Coach (CLC)



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