Looking to eat healthier and live longer? If so, you need to have a solid game plan in order. One big mistake many people make is just saying they are going to try and ‘eat healthier’.

But what does this really mean? They say they’ll start trying, but they fail to put clearly defined action steps down on paper, indicating what they are to actually do.

Pretty soon, their ‘healthy eating’ intention becomes a thing of the past.

You need to make it a concrete goal – something that is clearly defined so you can see without question what needs to be done in order for you to reach your goals.

So this said, let’s give you five tips for healthy eating. Apply these to your approach today and you can confidently say that you are eating much healthier than before.

Healthy Eating

1. Eat Only Natural Foods

This is a big one – eat only natural foods. What do we mean by that? Basically, if it doesn’t come straight from the ground or from an animal, you don’t eat it.

Simple as that.

This one single change can completely revitalize your diet plan. Nothing else will help you out as much as this one thing.

It’ll be hard at first and will take some adjustments, but if you do this, I promise you will love the results.

2. Omit All Liquids But Water, Green Tea, and Milk

Next, stop drinking your calories. People do not register liquid calories like they do solid calories, so very often this is what leads to fat gain.

Add to the fact that many beverages out there – gourmet coffees, fruit smoothies, alcohol beverages, and so on are loaded with hundreds of calories, and it can be a recipe for disaster.

From now on, the only liquids that should pass through your lips include water and green tea. Milk is fine if you have no issues with dairy, but do keep in mind it contains about 100 calories per cup if you’re drinking the lower fat version.

3. Eat A Vegetable With Each Snack And Meal

The next change on the menu? Make sure that you eat at least one vegetable with each meal and snack you consume. You’ve heard it before and you’re hearing it again, you must eat your vegetables.

These are the most nutritionally dense foods you can put into your body and since they are virtually calorie free, there is no reason not to get more in.

4. Use Natural Ways To Flavor Your Foods

It’s also a must that you use more natural ways to flavor your foods. Ditch those high calorie condiments and sauces. Instead, use fresh herbs and spices.

Learn to love the natural flavor of foods again. Far too many people have completely desensitized taste buds due to years of eating foods laden with sugar and salt.

5. Eat 4-6 Times Per Day

Finally, make sure that you eat frequently throughout the day. Four meals/snacks per day is the best way to ensure hunger stays under control and you stay energized.

Again, it’ll take some getting used to, but once you switch over, you’ll love this way of eating.

So next time you try to ‘eat healthy’, don’t just state that and go forward. Instead, get some clear action steps in place like the one above and you will finally see the results that you desire.