I love living a healthy lifestyle because I feel better when I make healthy choices and when I feel better I am a happier, kinder and more compassionate person. Being healthy does not just mean being active but it also means treating my body with respect and love! Follow my 3 Tips for healthy eating to feel your best inside and out!
Tip #1 Drink More Water
This one seems like a no-brainer but it can be the hardest to remember! Look at what you are drinking most often (coffee, tea, soda, juice, etc.) and replace it with water. Or just try to have water with every meal and with snacks. Don’t like just plain water? Add mint, lemon or cucumber and make spa water! Or try sparkling water! Water helps you digest food properly, naturally detoxes the body and also helps you feel more energized!
Tip #2 Eat The Rainbow
Healthy foods are colorful! The more colorful your plate is, the more variety and vitamins are on your plate! The next time you sit down to eat look at your plate and see if you can have ROYGBIV join you for your meal. Vegetables come in all different colors! Try to keep your plate vibrant and your body will thank you for the extra nutrients!
Tip #3 Make It Pretty
Taking the time to make your food look appealing is a great way to create mindful eating habits. This means you can plate your food thoughtfully, make a beautiful rainbow of colors on a salad, put a garnish of mint on top of your smoothie, or make a yogurt parfait in a fancy glass. If you spend time creating a beautiful meal, most likely you will savor the meal and enjoy it slowly and mindfully. Eating mindfully allows you to notice what you are eating, enjoy your food and feel when you are full.
Every time we sit down to eat we have a choice to put something great into our bodies to fuel us and give us the energy we need to feel our best.
Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these tips!