Are you trying to get healthier? I’ve compiled some nutritional tips just for you:
- Drink more water – aim for 2-3 litres a day. Water is beneficial in so many ways and most of us don’t drink enough. Plain water is best but you can use sugar free flavour drops if you have difficulty getting your water intake up
- Eat more vegetables – load up on veggies. You should aim for 3 – 5 servings per day. Veggies will fill you up, provide your body with fibre and nutrients. Plus they are cheap!
- Eat less processed food – it’s okay to have some processed packaged food in your diet, but try to prioritise healthy whole foods in your diet as much as possible. Processed foods can be nutrient deficient and generally don’t have much fibre
- Don’t drink your calories – get rid of the sodas, iced coffees and fruit juices. Put these calories towards real food
- Sit at a table to eat – you are more mindful when you are not eating in front of the TV. Enjoy your food and only eat until you are satisfied.
- Prepare your own food – you’ll know exactly what goes into it and your wallet and waistline will thank you
- Don’t shop when you’re hungry – huge red flag right there! Make sure you eat something before you hit the supermarket so you don’t buy the whole store
- Keep a food diary – download a calorie counting app like My Fitness Pal and track your food intake. You might be surprised at how much you are consuming and its a great way to keep you on track
- Don’t demonise food – life is about balance. Although you should prioritise whole foods, allowing yourself a small treat here and there keeps you sane and prevents bingeing/deprivation behaviours
- Eat more protein – most of us don’t eat enough protein. Protein helps keep you full, maintains muscle which helps to burn calories even at rest. Include a protein source in every meal.
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