5 Ways to Trick Yourself into Eating Healthier

Don’t rely on your own willpower, just fake it!


It’s not easy, but never underestimate the power of faking it ‘till you make it. Sometimes all it takes to get into a health kick is simply tricking yourself. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling on your fitness journey.


1.Green smoothies

It’s genius really. You can practically get a whole salad’s worth of greens but without the pain of actually eating a salad. No dressing, no sad chewing with the flavor of leaves for lunch, just pack in a handful of your favorite fruit and an equal amount of spinach or kale and you won’t even notice that you’re drinking a really healthy smoothie.


2. Honey and cinnamon sweeteners

Here’s a sneaky way to cut down on your sugar intake. Simply replace your traditional coffee sweeteners with honey and cinnamon. They taste great mixed together or separate. It is a super-easy way to cut the carbs without sacrificing your daily caffeine dose or losing that great flavor.


3. Frozen grapes

It sounds weird, but trust me. Freezing your grapes is a fun thing to do as a summer snack to cool you down and slow you down! This will work your metabolism by getting you to eat slower. Instead of shoving piles of grapes down your throat when you need something sweet, you can savor each chilled bite because they’re too cold to eat too fast. Thank me later.


4. Drinking a glass of water before you eat

I know, I know how low can I get, right? Obviously drinking water is healthy but it is such an easy trick to get you to consume less and digest better. A glass before breakfast might hydrate you enough to curb the craving for pancakes after sleeping all night with no food or water and a glass before lunch can fill you up so you don’t overeat.


5. Small plates

This trick is truly psychological. Using a small plate will help you control your portions while also simultaneously tricking you into thinking that you’re eating a lot more than you are. Pairing this trick with your water hack and your days of binge eating and bloated tummies might soon be over! But remember, there’s no shame in putting your cheat day meals on the biggest plate you can find.