Your Guide To Eating Well (Without Worrying Too Much About It)
These days, a lot of us are preoccupied with eating well and getting healthy. Here are some tips on how to do that easily…
Start Eating Breakfast
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It’s a great idea to get up fifteen minutes earlier to eat before you go out in the morning, even if you sometimes find it rough to choke down food at that hour. The truth is that you don’t need to make anything too excessive if you don’t want to – you could always try smashed avocado on wholewheat toast – just mush up half an avocado with a fork and add salt, citrus and chili – or maybe even peanut butter with banana coins on top of it. Oatmeal with red berries is also delicious and healthy, or you could also try out a smoothie if you find it hard to eat solid food in the mornings. Not only will breakfast be delicious but eating a breakfast made of healthy organic food will also stop you from eating unhealthy snacks from the office vending machine at 11AM. Speaking of that…
Change Your Snacks
A lot of us require a snack to lift our energy levels at around eleven in the morning or three in the afternoon, but it’s time to put down those potato chips or that candy bar. Instead, try apple slices dipped in peanut butter, granola and Greek yogurt, or carrot sticks and hummus. Not only are those snacks packed full of nutrients but they’re delicious too.
Eat Less Meat
No one’s saying that you need to go vegan, but eating less red meat is a great way to start getting healthier. Red meat can be very good for you if you have low iron in your blood, but otherwise it can clog up your arteries with cholesterol and cause heart disease – especially if it’s cooked using a lot of oil and fat, like bacon often is. It’s a good idea to make substitutes instead, like turkey bacon instead of pig, for example. If you love to make spaghetti bolognese, you could always use a meat substitute instead of real mince – it’ll probably taste exactly the same as the meat as it will soak up all the juices from the tomatoes and onions in the sauce. Try to eat more chicken and oily fish instead.
Cut Down On Alcohol
As you get older, something that you’re probably noticing is that your hangovers are starting to get a whole lot more severe than they were when you were younger. As you get older it gets harder to metabolise alcohol, meaning that the results of those nights out at the bar on a Friday after work can severely disrupt your entire weekend. A glass of red wine a few times a week won’t do any harm, but it’s definitely a good idea to cut down on excess drinking. It’ll be great for your liver and kidneys, and you’ll probably also discover that you start to sleep a lot better. You’ll also find it a lot easier to cut down on unhealthy hangover food at the weekends – say goodbye to ordering all that pizza!
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