The dietary changes you’re making should not feel restrictive, overwhelming or hard to live with.
Most Britains have grown up on processed foods. This may be a big change for you, so take it a step at a time. Pick 1 or 2 changes to make now, and once those are in place, pick 1 or 2 more. This is the best way to make it part of a lifestyle change and something you can totally live with.
Transitioning to a healthier way of eating may seem daunting so here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Eat vegetables at most meals. Think salads, side dishes, soups, or even adding veggies to your sandwich or wrap.
- When you are having a craving for something sweet, opt for a serving of fruit to satisfy your craving.
- When you eat meat, it’s best to choose organic, grass-fed, and hormone-free so you get the maximum nutrients possible without the harmful pesticides residue, antibiotics, hormones, etc.
- Fill your fridge and cupboards with healthy food choices that are ready to eat and go. Snacks like nuts, seeds, or fruit are good for ‘grab and go’.
- Never leave the house without food if you’ll be gone for more than 2 hours. Remember, eating healthy foods on a regular basis will help you avoid unhealthy choices. Make up some of your own trail mix (avoid ready-made trail mix as most of them have hydrogenated oils and other undesirable, processed ingredients) or bring a small cooler to keep in the car.
- Most importantly, don’t be too rigid. Making small changes over time will make a huge difference and it makes the changes easier to stick to.
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Wishing you health and happiness,