Would you like to get on-track and kick those old unhealthy eating habits in the bin? Would you like to lose weight and feel great? Let me help you get through the nutritional minefield. Good eating habits together with nutritional learning will benefit you for a lifetime.
If you want to develop healthier lifestyle habits, learn as much as you can about proper nutrition. Once you know what foods to exclude and what healthy alternatives you can use in their places, you will have officially started to move forward on your quest to health & wellness. The media are full of myths and these myths create much confusion for many people. By making some very simple changes and following some basic nutritional guidelines you can start living a healthier life today.
Breakfast like ‘a sugar-free king’…
By skipping breakfast, you will feel hungry and less energetic all day. Many people mistakenly believe that they can reduce their daily caloric intake by not eating breakfast. Unfortunately, removing breakfast will make you feel hungrier. As a result, you are more likely to snack or eat unhealthy foods throughout the day. Eating a healthy sugar free breakfast which ideally contains a little good protein can actually encourage you to eat less during the rest of the day as you will feel balanced energised and feel the hunger response much less frequently.
Most Nutritionists advise reducing the amount of meat in a diet, replacing it with fish. Certain types of fish like salmon, trout, mackerel and sardines are packed with omega-3s, which help to maintain a person’s cardiovascular and circulatory system.
Now, take note…
When I began making changes to my diet, I used to make notes in a simple food diary; this really helped me to keep track of what I was eating each day. Using a food diary makes it easy to track whether you have put on a pound or two. Keeping a food journal will really help you focus on any dietary mistakes you may be making. You may be eating small portion sizes, but some foods can make it more difficult to lose weight. Keeping an eye on your daily food consumption will help you see what changes you need to make to get back on track with healthy eating.
You won’t go wrong if you eat plenty of healthy fresh calorie-free vegetables each day and the greener the better. Vegetables contain high levels of vitamins and minerals which help the body detox as well as support and feed the whole system.
Lucky Number 7…
Another myth is that fruits can be included in our recommended ‘five a day’. Fruit sugar is actually digested the same as white table sugar and the vitamin and mineral content is far lower than vegetables, so if you want to include fruits in your ‘five a day’ only eat a couple opting for more vegetables instead, you will notice the difference straight away. Due to present day health issues most nutritionist’s agree that ‘five a day’ is really not enough and eating at least 7 different veggies each day could be a more realistic number for health & well being.
Just as with your healthy eating habits, your nutritional learning experience should continue throughout your lifetime. Consulting with a Nutritionist can be the most valuable step you take on your own health journey. If you would like to learn more about booking a one-to-one consultation do contact me with any questions. It is a pleasure to help and assist people develop positive, healthful relationships with food and their diet. It can changes lives, it did mine!