NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH: TAKE A SMALL BITE
Anna Wigmore said, "The food we eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison".
Researchers and doctors are finding that food can contribute to a host of diseases - depression, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, etc.... and many people notice huge changes in mood, weight and energy levels when they eliminate just one thing from their diet (like processed foods, sugar, diary, wheat or fried foods). What we put in our bodies has not only a huge impact on how our body functions, but also how our mind functions. Food can make you energetic or drag you down. Food can fight inflammation or contribute.
March is National Nutrition Month and the theme is to take a small bite into a healthy lifestyle. The take away is that you have to start somewhere and that even a small change can be very beneficial. If you are already eating well and taking care of your body, then keep doing what you're doing. Let's celebrate our bodies and encourage others to have a healthy lifestyle!
Some little tips to get you started:
Drink more water
Limit sugary drinks (and empty calories!)
Incorporate more fruits into your diet
If you aren't eating vegetables, start incorporating them into a meal or snack (carrots for a snack, a salad for lunch, add a vegetable to dinner)
Cancel your subscription to the clean plate club
Limit after dinner snacking
Plan your meals with you in advance
Carry healthy snacks with you so that you aren't tempted to run through the drive through when hungry
Start exercising a little bit every day (start small with a 5 or 10 minute walk and go from there); if you are already exercising, add 5 minutes to your routine or add weights for a day.
Stay positive! We all get derailed once in awhile, that doesn't mean you stop completely. Just get on track with the next meal!
Treat your body like a rolls royce - you want the very best fuel in order to look and feel your best!