As the name of my blog implies I am all about being healthier not 100% clean and healthy all the time! To me this means making the smart decisions in regards to food and movement that help fuel your body, keep if functioning optimally, make you feel good, not restrict anything that you enjoy and have a balance between ‘healthy’ and ‘not-so-healthy’ foods! Some great ways to make your meals healthier are:
FOCUS ON WHOLEFOODS
Increase your intake of wholefoods – that is, those foods that are as close to their natural state as possible, think brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, lentils, fruit and vegetables etc. These are mostly free from additives and other artificial substances, making them a great base for any meal!
KEEP IT FRESH
Fruits and veg, which are at the heart of a healthy diet contain lots of healthy fibre and vitamins. Eating these can improve digestion, assist in regulating weight, help prevent chronic disease and give you an energy boost.
Eating healthier is about taking onboard these great-for-you wholefoods without sacrificing flavour or your favourite foods. It’s not about deprivation as deprivation can lead to an unhealthy mind, unhappy emotions and instances of binging.
Proteins are the key building blocks for our bones, muscles, skin and blood. Lean meat, eggs, beans, seafood, poultry and dairy products are all rich sources of protein.
It’s important to have a varied diet, featuring plenty of colourful fruit and vegies, pulses, meat, fish and poultry. The more variety you eat, the broader the nutrients you’ll get and the less boring each meal will be!