Eating healthy can sometimes feel daunting, especially when you are not sure what you should be eating. With so many buzzwords out there, it's hard to know who to trust. So I wanted to share with you a few simple tips to help you on your journey. Feel free to leave a comment or connect with me in Instagram to share your food pics #fitandwelltribe
When we eat food made with fresh ingredients, we are getting the vitamins and minerals and giving our beautiful bodies the opportunity to enjoy more energy and mental clarity. Not to mention, food that has tons of fresh ingredients also make you feel more satisfied, because it it usually minimally processed.
As a coach, I get this a lot with my clients. I will tell you the same thing I tell my clients. It is better to treat yourself every now and then to remain compliant to you diet of choice. Now, it is important for you to be honest with yourself. If you can have a few cookies every now and then, you should be able to treat yourself from time- to- time. However, if you are like me and have a few cookies, then go back and finish the sleeve of cookies- this may not work for you. This doesn't mean you can't enjoy treats, I recommend having a meal first that contains healthy fat, fiber, and protein - then have your few cookies. This can help you feel full and prevent you from going back for the sleeve.
It's Okay to Snack
Genetics, activity and lifestyle can effect the amount of food you eat. If you workout 5 days a week and live a busy life- you may need more calories than someone who is sedentary. This means that you may need a snack during the day to keep you going and prevent getting Hangry ( hungry and angry). When choosing a snack, look for foods that have fiber, healthy fat and or a protein.
Example: Greek yogurt with 1/2 cup of blueberries and a few of your favorite nuts can safely get you through that 3 p.m. slump at work, without going for those chips in the vending machine
( I've been there).
Break- fast Anyone
I know some people say breakfast is the most important meal- while others totally disagree. Here's my take on the matter. The first meal of your day is breaking the fast from the day before. Breakfast just means you are interrupting your fasted state with a meal: this could be at 8 a.m. or 12 p.m. it really doesn't matter when you have it, as long as you have it. the most important thing is to make sure it is nourishing and will help you make the most of your day, by providing you with the energy you need for your day.
Well that's it for now. Until next time...Live Beautiful