This week I’ll share some very simple tips that will certainly improve your diet and make a positive difference to your lifestyle. Please feel free to share your own tips and comments and watch out for more tips later this week.
- Eat regularly! By eating frequently throughout the day you will be keeping your metabolism high and energy levels constant. Aim to eat about 4- 5 times a day including healthy snacks between meals. By continually fuelling your metabolism you will burn more calories! Skipping meals can lead to cravings and low energy levels. Read more
- Portion sizes Make sure you do not overeat! I love this little report on portion sizes from the BBC. Take time over your food and only eat when you are hungry and until you are satisfied- not until you are excessively full. For further advice on portion sizes check out this simple guide by Bupa
- Limit your sugar consumption. Excess sugar will be turned into fat – watch out for foods containing hidden sugars- cereals,
fat free snacks and fizzy drinks can be full of sugar!
- Eat vegetables every time you eat – That’s right! In addition to a complete, lean protein source, you need to eat some vegetables
every time you eat. You can toss in a piece of fruit here and there as well but don’t skip the veggies. If you need inspiration then check out some of the fantastic veggie recipes at allrecipes.co.uk