How To Eat Well

By Nelly Mkhize    03-Jan-2019 16:44 UTC+02:00

Eating well is something we can all easily do, and it is something that can vastly improve our health, our mood, and our lives. Yet there are far too many of us who easily fall into bad habits when it comes to eating, and particularly when we are busy, it can seem a lot easier to grab a takeout or heat up a TV dinner rather than eating fresh, healthy, sensible food.

Luckily, this lifestyle does not have to be the case, however, and the following tips will help you to eat well no matter what kind of life you lead.

Have An Appetite

If you’ve ever skipped a meal because you weren’t feeling hungry, or you only ate a little because you just couldn’t face it, you’ll know how unwell you felt the next day. That’s because heading to bed without having eaten for hours means the body has nothing to use to repair itself overnight, and you won’t feel rested or restored.

If you have no appetite, then try some exercise before you eat, as this will increase your metabolism and make you feel hungry. Alternatively, you can take oils and supplements that will help you to have a better appetite. You could buy CBD oil online or perhaps try zinc or fish oils.

Bulk Cook

If time is the reason you don’t always eat well, this is a problem that is simply solved. When you do have time to cook something fresh and healthy, cook more than you need. Doing so won’t take you any extra time, it requires merely additional amounts of ingredients.

Eat what you need and freeze the rest in portions that can be removed from the freezer, defrosted, and reheated when you have less time. This way, you will know there is always something fresh and delicious ready for you, and you won’t be tempted to call for your favorite takeout (so you will be saving money too!).

Add Fruit And Vegetables

A healthy, well-balanced diet can never have too much fruit and vegetables in it, so even if you think you’re eating enough, you can add more. Slice a banana over your breakfast cereal, for example, or add some lettuce in your sandwich for lunch. Instead of a cookie or slice of cake, have some fresh fruit. Although it may seem like a chore at first, you will soon get used to it, and you’ll realize that you feel better for it too.

Eat More Fish

Fish is an excellent source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals, yet most of us don’t include much of it in our diets at all. We seem to forget it when we are planning meals and use meat instead. However, increasing the amount of fish we eat will help us to lose weight and be more healthy. Try to have at least two portions of fish a week, one oily and one non-oily.

Oily fish includes:

  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Trout

Non-oily fish includes:

  • Haddock
  • Cod
  • Tuna

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