Healthy Eating Tips to Make ‘Healthy’ Your Lifestyle Choice
7 Healthy eating tips for the strong independent women seeking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
Start your day off the right way. Take a few minutes out of your busy morning routine to have a nutritional breakfast that’ll kick start your energy and help you smash that workout, fight the rush to get the kids to school on time, stay awake in that morning meeting and kick that presentation’s butt. So, get those glucose levels up ladies and give your brain the pick me up it needs in the morning.
Don’t forget to eat your greens
It’s time to get over that childhood fear of greens, avoiding your veggies by feeding them to the dog under the dinner table. Greens are packed with an abundance of minerals and antioxidants to protect and clear out toxins. With an endless supply of essential nutrients; magnesium, potassium, fibre, calcium, vitamins A, B, C, E and K, you really do need your fruits and veggies to live a fruitful life.
Prepare your own meals
Set yourself up for definite success by preparing your own meals to take to work or to have for dinner so you know exactly what’s in the food you’re eating. Add some essential super-foods to give you control over your diet and help you reach your health goals.
Say hello to H20
Our bodies are made up of 60% water, so we need to make sure we maintain our body’s fluid balance to help transport nutrients, flush out toxins, boost our immune system. Although water does not contain additional sugar, fat, carbohydrates or other nutrients, it is a nutrient in its own, helping deliver nutrients throughout the body and keeping us hydrated. Bottoms up!
Don’t forget to exercise
One of the most important healthy eating tips, isn’t about eating at all. It’s important to maintain a healthy balance of diet and exercise to integrate both aspects into your lifestyle. In conjunction with eating healthy foods, exercise is vital for peak performance, helping to improve your energy and mood levels and achieve your weight goals.
Practice portion control
Prevent nutritional imbalances by eating more frequently in lesser portion sizes. Eating a number of different meals allows room for variety to make sure you’re getting in your food groups; fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and fibre. With these healthy eating tips, you’ll also improve your metabolism and reduce the chance of weight gain and those uncomfortable ‘food coma’ symptoms.
Read the labels!
Understanding nutrition labels is a crucial step in your healthy eating journey. Don’t be fooled by the packaging, YOU need to take responsibility for YOUR body. Make sure you’re making the healthy choice and improve your diet by understanding and checking key information; calories, protein, saturated fats, total fat, vitamin content, carbohydrates, sugars and the serving size, so you can make an informed decision on what’s best for your body, based on your daily intake and dietary needs.
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