As you might know, I’m quite health-conscious. I’d rather eat a bowl of strawberries than a bar of chocolate, I drink herbal tea in bars (yes, really!) and I exercise as much as I can. I’m not claiming to be completely virtuous – I’m a sucker for bread and I can’t resist cheese. However, I try to eat well most of the time and thought I’d share some advice about how I keep up the health kick:
• Start the day with hot water, lemon and fresh ginger to wake up your digestive system.
• Swap ordinary green tea for Matcha. It’s a great energy booster and is loaded with antioxidants.
• Low sugar muesli with natural yogurt, almonds and berries is perfect for curbing sweet cravings.
• Cut down on regular tea and coffee and go for decaf where possible.
• Stick to three meals a day with small snack in the morning or afternoon.
• Raw nuts and seeds are a good alternative to crisps and salty snacks. I keep them on my desk and in my handbag to help me resist temptation (it’s hard but it does help stop me from going on a brie binge!)
• Make chia seeds a part of your diet. They’re full of vitamins, minerals and help you feel fuller for longer. Sprinkle on salads, add to smoothies or mix with yogurt.
• For protein, stick to fish, chicken and pulses such as chickpeas and lentils.
• Smoothie bowls are super filling, quick to make and fun to eat. Not to mention that they’re nice to look at (i.e. Instagrammable). Kale-based ones are my favourite!
• Increase your water intake – aim for 6 to 8 glasses to keep hydrated and flush out toxins. Add fruit to make it interesting.
I could go on but these are just some things which make me feel full of good health. They might do the same for you too!