I am sure you are all aware of the impact that food has on our long term health. We are all made up of living cells. Those cells renew themselves from the food that we eat. Without the correct nourishment, our immune system will suffer and disease will set in. Think about the food you eat and what it is made from. Then think that those ingredients are what is making up your living cells.
Now that you can think of food as a fuel for your body, not just something you eat every few hours, you might make a few changes to what goes in your mouth.
I believe a diet rich in vegetables and protein will help to promote a healthy body, in a healthy weight range without feeling bloated and tired.
Here are a few tips to incorporating more vegetables into your diet. When I refer to vegggies, this incorporates salad as well.
* When shopping, choose your favourite vegetables. It is quite often easier to buy carrots and brocoli because they are cheap and miss out on the more exotic veggies you really like because they cost a bit more, only to get out of the fruit shop and go and spend $4 on a coffee.
* Have a plate of cut veggie sticks on the fridge ready to snack on daily.
* Don’t overcook your veggies. Steam or stir fry them, they will have better flavour, colour and texture.
* Try a new veggie along side a familiar one.
* If you find something you don’t like, don’t eat it. Try something different next time.
* Don’t think of veggies as just an evening meal ingredient, tomato, mushroom and spinach are all great breakfast veggies. Mixed salad is easy to prepare in the morning to take to work. Veggie sticks are great as snacks.
Here are few tips to incorporate more protein into your diet
* Firstly make a list of all the protein foods you like to eat.
* Secondly write down beside the protein all the foods you like to accompany it.
* Thirdly write down what time of day you would prefer to eat that food.
* Now plan your week’s food plan and shopping list.
* Be sure to vary your diet. When you write down your accompanying foods, make sure you have several options for each protein.
Healthy eating and happy living go hand in hand, so eat well and enjoy life!
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