My new focus is going natural and being healthy. I have cut out the caffeine, drastically minimised the in-take of processed foods, eat a lot more fruits, vegetables and drinking a lot more water.
Any of my friends can tell you, I love my food and that’s exactly why I don’t believe in diets, and the other fact that diet has got the word ‘die’ in it. Anyway, in going on this new journey, I thought, ‘I like my food and want to continue to enjoy eating good food’.
So first of all, I decided to go for mini-meals, so rather than eating 3 main meals, I would have several mini-meals; this way, I eat less, have the calories constantly burning and am less hungry throughout the day.
A day in my eating diary looks like this: a healthy thick fruit smoothie on my way out to work, a granola bar and yoghurt when I get to work, some sliced cucumbers around noon, a grilled salmon salad for lunch, a Graze Box helping at tea time and chicken and broccoli for dinner. It might sound like a lot of food but actually this works out as less calories throughout the day.
I have stopped drinking caffeine, which means I only drink decaf coffee or decaf tea (black, no milk, no sugar). In fact, I prefer herbal teas; Rituals make a great selection of 100% natural teas. The Rose Wisdom tea by Rituals is my favourite, it’s a herbal infusion made with Rose flowers which warms the heart and Ginger which is full of powerful Yang energy which warms and uplifts the body.
Water has also become my bestie, I drink a lot of tepid water, hot water or water with lemon; I sometimes squeeze the juice of the lemon in the water or have it in slices.
My guilty pleasure is hot chocolate, I have this once in a while but never add milk and keep it light. This brings me to Milk. I no longer drink cow’s milk and have opted for Almond Milk which actually contains more vitamins, minerals and nutritional value compared to cow’s milk.
Being healthy is not easy at first but you get into it. Another way to ensure you stay on this healthy lifestyle journey is involving your family and friends and also exercising. By letting those around you know about your new eating habits, you are more likely to see it through.
I am certainly feeling much healthier and enjoying my new eating regime.
All the best!!!