These posts are all general information aimed at general health & wellness, because let’s face it: if you nourish – you flourish. So, into day 3 with 3 tips!
#1 Eat whole foods
Eating whole foods simply means eating food as close to its natural state as possible, so minimising processing. It is also a great way of knowing what is going into your body, you don’t need the extra chemicals which come with additives & preservatives. Often that means choosing foods that don’t come with an ingredient list. If it does have an ingredient list, flip the packet & if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, chances are it is not a healthy option.
#2 Vege out
Bottom line, vegies are loaded with vitamins & minerals, plus the fibre your body needs. Perhaps best of all, increasing your vegie intake is super easy. Make sure you have a variety of colours on your plate at EVERY meal & aim for at least 5 cups of vegies a day.
Need ideas? Add some vegies to your smoothie, include a salad with your meal, make some vegie kebabs for the BBQ; stuff a capsicum or tomato (even make a zucchini boat). Make a vegie-based soup; make a vegie lasagne (try using zucchini strips in lieu of pasta); spiralise some vegies to make noodles (root vegies work a treat); or puree some vegies & add to any sauces.
As a side note, whilst I love fresh vegies, not everyone has access to them. Make use of tinned & frozen produce but flip the packet & check those ingredients. You just want the vegies!
#3 Have a protein rich breakfast
Seriously, this sets you up for the day. How? The protein keeps you feeling fuller for longer so as the day goes on you don’t hit those slumps.
What can I eat? Eggs, honestly there are loads of options here & for the win you can usually add in some vege too! Poached with avo on toasted rye; scrambled with some sauteed spinach, tomatoes & mushrooms; premake a muffin or frittata for an eggy grab & go option. Not a fan of eggs – no problem. Try some homemade baked beans on toasted sourdough; or go for some Mexican inspo & make a breakfast burrito, loaded with beans & salsa. Yoghurt is another great protein source, try some overnight oats with yoghurt, perhaps a chia pudding; or make it into a smoothie.
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