Tips for Planning and Sticking to a Healthy Diet

By August 21, 2014 No Comments

Is it easier than it sounds? Yes! Just read through our manageable suggestions.

You don’t have to have film star or athlete looks or physique to consider yourself ‘healthy.’ You can be just you and when you take control of your health (and your health habits), a superior quality of life is sure to follow.

Planning and Sticking to a Healthy Diet

Exercise + Water = success

Water equals life! It frees our bodies of toxins, gives us energy and keeps our cells hydrated. Combined with regular exercise or fitness program, these two powerhouses make a huge difference in sustaining a healthy lifestyle now and in the future.

Eat your meals intelligently

You may recall mum telling you to clean your plate, “there are starving children all over the world.” It needn’t be that way anymore. In fact, it’s more about slowing down as you eat and being conscious of when your body is telling you that it’s full.

Experts say you should eat a good-sized breakfast and smaller meals throughout the rest of the day and avoid eating at night or before bed, when your digestive system really needs a timeout to readjust. Food digests better during the day when you’re up and moving around.

Colour your world with fruit and veg

The more colourful your fruits and veggies are, the more nutritious they are. Red peppers, squashes, green pea pods, etc, all contribute to a healthful diet. They contain minerals, vitamins and antioxidants – and the goal is to eat at least 4 servings each day.

Become best mates with whole grains

There is more of a variety of whole grains available to us than ever before: quinoa, bulgur, rye, barley, millet…the list goes on. So good for you are these tiny little powerhouses, that you should mindfully fill up on them at least 3 times per day. Whole grains give you energy and fill you up with real carbs, not fake and naughty carbs found in fatty foods.

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