Hey beautiful, thank you so much for the question & for the comment (:
It makes me happy knowing that you want to become a healthier you, by simply asking this question, proves that you’re ready to make that change. I am not a professional by any means, just a female who is passionate about food and health.
Since I don’t know you personally and do not know your situation I’ll name some general healthy choices, so you can reassess your eating habits to adjust your lifestyle accordingly.
Becoming healthier is simply being self- aware. Aware of what you’re putting into your body and how your body reacts to it.
You can start by writing down everything you eat for the day or two. You can even taking pictures instead. This will give you a visual of what and how you eat. Write down your eating habits, why they occur, what you like and don’t like about your choices.
Then take note or write a list of what you like, don’t like, and food you’d like to try. Think about your current situation, your budget, time, energy, What can you do to change for the better?
You can start by adding more fresh whole foods into your life such as oranges, berries, pineapples, mangos, cucumbers, avocados, and kale.
Even if its one orange or an apple a day, its better than nothing.
Drinking more water when you wake up, 30 minutes before and after meals.
Food consumption should be simple. If you’re having trouble pronouncing some of the ingredients and if it has a lengthy list, then you shouldn’t really be eating it.
Try to stay away from the words “Enriched”, “Refined”, “Artificial Colour/Flavour”, “Trans Fat”, “Calorie Free/Zero Calories”, and “Diet”.
Limit the amount of salt, sugar, oil, processed foods, and take-out/eating out you consume. Salt, sugar and oil can be found naturally in foods, so there is no need to add more.
- Fried French fries & chips, pastries, cupcakes etc.
- Slurpees, Soft drinks, Juice cocktails/from concentrate, sugary alcoholic drinks, Candy, Chocolate Bars etc.
Okay this is getting way too long.
If you’d like an entire post of tips on how to get started, please let me know (:
Went to this local vegetable farm today and had the most genuine conversation with the owner. He even gave me some cucumbers and carrots for the ride home! Such a sweet man.
~ July 1st, 2014 ~
Meal #1 - Three Oranges
Meal #2 - One mini Watermelon
Meal #3 - A cup or two of Pineapple
Meal #4 - A handful of dried Cranberries
Meal #5 - Pea & Carrot Salad (lemon, extra virgin olive oil, pepper)
Meal #6 - Salad (Arugula, spinach, mustard greens, mint, avocado, strawberries) w/ balsamic vinegar
Meal #7 - Quinoa Salad (tomatoes, corn, black beans, avocado, cilantro, lemon)
Meal #8 - Frozen all-natural organic Peanut Butter Bananas
Its officially berry season in Ontario as of tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited!
If you can take a trip to your local farmer’s market, farm, or grocery store. Frozen berries are so versatile, but just remember to freeze them when they are at their ripest or about to go “bad”. By doing so ensures you’ll get the most flavour, nutrients, and anti-oxidants out of your berries.
Happy berry season everyone! (: