glow up weekly 02: eat healthy

hey frens! welcome back to christina and camera and the second installment of “glow up weekly”. I’m so excited to share this week’s challenge with you guys, it’s something simple but I think it will be quite helpful! πŸ’›

if you’re new, read this post: your guide to a glow up {introduction}

today we’re going to be chatting about eating healthy which is something I think most of us (at least I do!) want to implement in our lives but aren’t exactly sure how.

I’m doing to talk about some myths about eating healthy, share some practical tips, and there will be a freebie at the end so you can plan out some healthy meals for yourself!

first off, I wanted to explain some myths about healthy eating that I’ve seen that have confused me. healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated or confusing, so I wanted to clear some things up πŸ™‚

  1. i only need to eat healthy if I want to lose weight – yeah no! the main reason to eat healthy and clean is to treat your body well, it does so much for us so we should at least put clean and good things into it! if you actually need to lose weight (talk to your doctor about it, I’m not a medical professional lol) than this can be something that could help BUT making good choices about what you eat is wayyy better for you than not eating/starving yourself. just a little reminder πŸ’›πŸ˜‚
  2. eating “healthy” means I don’t get to eat my favorite foods/it is limiting and restricting – also no! honestly you can eat whatever you want as long as you do it in moderation and it doesn’t make you feel gross/sick!
  3. eating healthy is just a set of rules/diet plan – it’s not, actually! there’s no guidelines or rules, the main thing is just thinking about the things you eat. YOU get to make it whatever you want and feel is right for your body and situation. there are no rules or restrictions at all πŸ™‚

next, I wanted to share some practical tips for eating healthier in your everyday life! there are lots, so feel free to share some of your own in the comments πŸ’›

  • a lot of the time when I’m bored I want to snack even though I’m not hungry! drink some water and wait a few minutes before eating if you’re not sure you’re hungry, a lot of the time that is just all you needed.
  • eat breakfast! I see so many people who don’t and honestly this is not going to help you. eat something that will energize you (check out my post breakfast ideas (yummy, healthy, and simple))
  • drink more water. this is soo helpful and it fills you up so you won’t eat when you’re not actually hungry! if you struggle with drinking enough water here’s another blog post I wrote about that lol: how to drink more water (tips + reasons why) πŸŒΏ
  • lots of fresh fruits and veggies. in my opinion fresh fruits and veggies are soo good, if you don’t really like them try some new ones and you just may find something you really like. make sure you’re (especially with fruits) buying ones in the right season so they’re at their prime. this is such a healthy snack!
  • try to limit soda and sugar. this can be hard, but limiting your soda will make you feel so much better! limiting sugar is even harder, but fresh fruits and vegetables that only have natural sugars is a great substitute for sugary snacks.
  • try new recipes! pinterest is a great place to find lots of easy and healthy ideas, all it takes is a quick search. fill your meals with variety and you will enjoy them so much more in my opinion.

my pinterest board for food ^^^

now for the free printable! for this week i decided to create a meal planner for the week, it’s super simple and you can write down any meal ideas you have! I actually made two different ones, one has the actual day of the week on it so you can plan that way and the other one is just for ideas for different meals (breakfast, lunch, dinners, and snacks). I kept them with the same theme/design as last weeks to keep everything cohesive and fun πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy!

and of course I made them downloadable as pdfs too πŸ˜‰


are you enjoying this series? do you like the freebies? how do you eat healthy in your own life? fav meal ideas? share it all below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

35 thoughts on “glow up weekly 02: eat healthy

  1. Very true!! Hahah, I often snack when I’m bored or watching a show and want a snack to accompany it. Drinking a lot of water can actually make you full and results in you no snacking as much! Great tips like usual πŸ˜‚πŸ‘Œ

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  2. I was actually recently just thinking about the glow up series and was so happy when it popped up into my reader! 😊 Wonderful tips as always!

    Yes, drinking water is so important. I’ve read that up to 60% of the adult body is water, the brain and heart are about 70% water, your lungs are about 80% water, and even your bones are around 30% water. I’ve started drinking a lot more water lately, and have noticed an improvement in how I feel, my brain activity level, and a large improvement in my skin clarity as well. And you’re right; it really does fill you up so you don’t want to snack as much! Just overall for your whole body health, enough water is crucial.

    As for healthy meals, we eat salads (composed of spinach, bell peppers, carrots, and tomatoes) almost every night with dinner, and we also have a LOT of casseroles. We usually eat fresh fruit at lunch along with sandwiches. My mom likes us to eat pretty healthy most of the time. 😁 We always eat breakfast; usually we have cereal or occasionally oatmeal. My mom makes homemade granola without all of the added sugar that store-bought granola usually has, so if we have a pretty sugary cereal, we have to have half homemade granola and half cereal. Breakfast always gets me up and going; I used to wake up super early and not have breakfast until three or four hours after I got up, and I actually started feeling light-headed because of my empty stomach. I’ve found that eating soon after I get up is a must for me!

    My mom and I, out of our family, have the biggest sweet tooth. πŸ˜„ I would say usually we have homemade cookies or bars hanging around the house most of the time. Usually we’ll have a “little something” (as it’s called in our house) after lunch. I would say about three or four days a week we’ll all have a small bowl of ice-cream in the evening. We probably should cut down on our sugar some, but agh, I just love it so much! 😜 We rarely drink soda, though.

    Anyway, this was a super long comment, so bye for now. πŸ’• Have a wonderful day, everybody!

    ~Esther

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    1. aww yay I’m so glad you were looking forward to it friend! water is so important and it makes me feel so good! your family sounds so healthy, that’s awesome! what’s your favorite healthy meal to make? that cereal tip actually sounds really good, and you’re right about eating soon after you get up!! I think sugar is fine in moderation, which it sounds like you guys do, and I definitely have a big sweet tooth as well! that’s great that you rarely drink soda, to be honest whenever I drink it my stomach starts hurting which is a bummer!
      and thank you for this comment friend!! so good to learn about how your family eats healthy, keep it up! πŸ’›

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      1. πŸ™‚ My favorite healthy meal is probably chicken tetrizini; it’s a chicken casserole with noodles, cheese, chicken, mushrooms, and a bunch of other super good stuff!! ❀ One of our family favorites.
        Thank YOU for replying; have a wonderful evening!!

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  3. Great tips! I definitely share the snacking problem too. Even when I’m not hungry at all, and I’m just bored or craving something, I’ll reach for a snack and I really want to stop, so I’m trying to limit myself to one granola bar a day (they’re the sugary kind and I literally have 3 every day, so I’m trying to cut back haha) but otherwise I think my mom does a pretty good job of making healthy meals for our family, so I usually eat those! πŸ™‚ I definitely have a sweet tooth haha, but I think it’s okay to have desserts as long as they’re in moderation. πŸ˜‰

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    1. it’s so hard and I totally agree about the granola bar thing! keep it up! my family does too which I am so grateful for, it would be so hard if my mom didn’t prepare good meals πŸ˜‰ lol same, and yes it’s totally fine to have dessert if it’s in moderation and you’re listening to your body.
      have a wonderful day friend! πŸ’›

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  4. Christina, I love this so much. We all deserve to be happy with ourselves, our minds, our bodies. There’s no point of feeling down for ever, so what we can do is to accept what we can’t change and work on what we can: GLOW UP. Thanks for writing such beautiful content. I love this kind of posts, write more!πŸ’–

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