We are all concerned with diet and eating more healthily but the thought of radically changing our diet can be off putting and even stop us making any moves towards healthy eating!
Instead of thinking about what you can’t eat, think about what you can add to your existing diet to make it better. Here are three easy additions that will make a huge difference to your overall health.
1. Drink more water. Be disciplined! Fill a 1.5 litre bottle with filtered water in the morning and take it with you wherever you go. Sip regularly throughout the day rather than in big chunks. Added to the water that you naturally get through your normal diet this will keep you perfectly hydrated.
2. Add in fruit and vegetables. For breakfast, add a glass of apple/orange juice or a fruit smoothie (my favourite recipe is a handful of blueberries/raspberries, a handful of spinach leaves, a banana, top up with milk and apple/orange juice, honey to taste). At lunch and dinner add a small bowl of vegetable soup or salad to your meal. In this way you can get the recommended minimum 5 a day without it seeming too much.
3. Eat whole grains, that is wholemeal bread, brown rice (shortgrain is really good) and whole grain pasta. These have a low glycaemic index (GI) and are absorbed into the bloodstream slowly which evens out blood sugar levels. High GI foods cause blood sugar peaks followed by troughs because they are absorbed quickly, this leads to hunger, light-headedness, mood swings and irritability.
3 easy steps which will put you on the road to healthy eating and hopefully make you feel better!