I've never seen the point in giving a whole-food, calorie restricted diet of chicken and broccoli to a person that’s only every seen greens in a colouring set.
Let's face it, we could all be a little healthier, some more than others but lets just take it one step at a time. The health industry is growing at an alarming rate and along with it comes the confusion of just what YOU need to do to get a foot onto the band wagon.
You’ve seen all the different diets, and heard the things you SHOULD do, but more often than not, those things are out of reach, daunting and let’s face it, your just not ready yet.
There are some basic things that we can probably all improve on, on a bad day, like:
Drink more water
Reduce your added processed sugars
Increase our nutrients through vegitables and fruits
Take a course of live probiotics
Get rid of gluten and processed foods
Lets start by putting ourselves in one of 3 categories:
Starting out – You’ve known for a while now, you need to make a change, but your so stuck on where to start… Start here.
Been at this a while – You’re a couple of years into your gym membership, you’ve cut a fair bit of the bad stuff out of the diet, maybe you’ve plateaued or you just want to take it to the next level.
Seasoned Pro – Your mates call you a health nut.
Make more meals at home rather than eating take out
Drink water instead of soft drinks, flavoured milks, energy drinks
Stop eating breads and pastas and go for unprocessed alternatives
Don’t go grocery shopping hungry and take list with you
Start to notice how your digestion feels after eating certain foods
Ask for help
Been at this a while
Add more veggies to more meals
Replace some meals with green smoothies
Replace breads and other grains totally
Drink more water
Cut out cigarettes
Increase your exercise
Prepare meals for lunch from leftover dinner
Go Organic, if not in everything, the most important foods (I'll touch on this in another blog)
Drink filtered water
Stay off antibiotics
Re-Colonise your gut with a good live probiotic course
Up your exercise or mix it up
Stretch and mobilise
Change to chemical free household products