Healthy living is a balance between fitness and nutrition, so this week I am focussing my blog on nutrition.
“You are what you eat.”
We’ve all heard the expression, but is it true? I recently read an article in US News stating that indeed, we really are what we eat. So what does this mean for everyday living? Limit processed foods (they are often high in salt, sugar and fat) and focus on fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low and nonfat dairy, legumes, lean meats, and fish.
Need some tips? Watch the video for a few ideas on how to eat healthy – everyday!
Want more detail? Here is a typical day in the eating life of laurajane:
Breakfast: Oatmeal with a dollop of homemade applesauce, almonds (or walnuts) and cinnamon.
Morning Snack: Greek yogurt (tons of protein!) with blueberries and chia seeds.
Lunch: Two slices of spelt toast each with mashed avocado, tuna, tomato and pepper and a banana for dessert.
Afternoon Snack: 1-2 cups of raw veggies (colourful!) with hummus.
Dinner: Chicken fajitas with sauteed veggies, light cheddar cheese and salsa and 2 squares of dark chocolate for dessert.
Evening Snack: Rice cake with almond butter and honey or a small bowl of cottage cheese and fruit.
One last essential: water! I drink ~3 litres of water a day. It keeps me hydrated, feeling full and it’s great for your skin.
Do you have any healthy eating secrets? Please share!