Green powders, juice detoxes, Paleo and blood type diets – unfortunately they’ve been shoved in our faces making healthy eating unnecessarily complicated. And Given YoYo dieting decreases the effectiveness of future dieting and increases risk of long term health issues, the focus needs to be on smaller, sustainable dietary changes. Dietitian Paula Norris (@MovingDietitian) simplifies it to get you eating healthier with your very next mouthful.
1. Have nourishing snacks handy. Low calorie, nutrient poor foods do not make good snacks. They offer little in terms of nourishment and are also unlikely to keep you satisfied until your next meal. Find some nourishing snacks here.
2. Focus on nourishing your body. Every day consider how you will get in your 2 fruit and 5 vegetables in. By prioritising fruit and vegetable intake you will naturally have less opportunity and desire to eat other foods that are not nourishing.
3. Liquid calories are usually a waste. Skip empty liquid calories such as cordial, flavoured milk, fruit juices and soft drink.4. Use protein, fibreand low Glycemic index snacks and meals to keep you fuller for longer. Find some protein rich snacks here.
5. Listen to your body, be mindful, eat intuitively. Before you raid the pantry check in with your self to determine if you’re actually hungry or if it is habit, boredom, comfort or thirst. Eat slowly, be present and eat until you’re 80% full.
Paula is a trained Dietitian working to provide ideas and information to make healthy eating easy! Check her out Instagram here.