Everything in moderation, sugar free, fat free… is it just us, or are there a lot of different opinions out there on what to eat to feel good?! It can be kinda confusing, so what advice should you listen to?
Basically the best thing to do is have a balance, try to eat a bit of everything. This includes veggies, fruits, grains, protein (meat, eggs, beans, tofu) and dairy. Try to eat as much fresh food as you can, rather than processed stuff. Instead of reaching for a packet of chips for a snack try something else like rice cakes or a piece of fruit, or switch that soft drink for a water. Fad diets don’t really work, and can really mess with your body so be wary of the latest diet trends. Everyone’s body is different and everyone needs different amounts of food to keep them going through the day. It’s important to work out what work best for you, so that you have lots of energy and feel great.
Fruit, veggies and grains don’t have to be a drag; you can make simple but delicious snacks and meals that will have your friends asking ‘where did you get that?’. There are so many blogs, websites and apps out there for inspiration and ideas, try searching for ‘healthy snacks’, ‘cheap and healthy meals’ or ‘lunchbox snacks’ on Instagram or Pinterest. We have some delicious recipes on our site too, like puffed rice bars and bliss balls.
The benefits of skipping processed food and filling up on your own fresh creations are pretty sweet:
Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?
Sometimes it can be hard to fit breakfast in, especially if you’re running late, but as they say it’s the most important meal of the day. Breakfast gives you the energy you need to tackle your morning. It might be a good idea to keep a tub of yogurt or a muesli bar handy so you don’t have to miss out if you’re running late. Or if you’re feeling adventurous try making your own homemade muesli for a delicious start to the day!
You really only need to eat these foods if you have a food intolerance or allergy. It won’t hurt to eat them, but they are usually more expensive and some also contain more sugar so may not be better for you in the long run. If you find certain foods upset your tummy, speak to your doctor or a naturopath about food intolerances and how to deal with them.