girl with pearThere is no right or wrong way to begin increasing nutrition into your everyday life.  Just start somewhere… and this article is a great start!

Being healthy requires you to eat nutritious food to the best of your ability.

Be sure to get those fruits & veggies in!

Eating a full five servings of fruits and vegetables every day is important for several reasons:

1. Fruits and vegetables both provide vitamins and minerals crucial for your body’s operation.

2. Fruits and vegetables are full of water, and…

3.  Foods that contain water (fruit, vegetables, beans) are much more filling than dry, processed foods.

Keep your favorite healthy choices on hand at all times.

Whenever you get that growling sensation in your tummy, it’s all too easy to go for the worst choices of food & snacks.  But if you have OPTIONS, then those healthier options on top of your goals of being healthier will trump the bad choices.

So it is important to always have healthy food and snacks that you LOVE so that you don’t end up eating things that are not conducive to your goals.

Pack your own snacks for the travel – local as well as afar.

Food at airports and on planes can be quite expensive and selection can be limited.  To save money and ensure you have healthy food that you enjoy, bring your own.

This also can be a lifesaver if you end up in one of the stuck-for-hours-on-the-runway nightmare scenarios.

Make sure to start each day by eating a nutritious breakfast.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is the most important meal of the day and is much needed fuel to begin the day.

Try eating items like oatmeal; organic, grass-fed milk-based, full-fat yogurt; smoothies; whole grain toast or  waffles and lean meats.

Choose whole grain over white breads.

White breads are made from flour that has been highly processed and has lost much of its original nutritional value. Instead, pick whole grain breads. Not only are they better for your health, they taste better and are more filling, meaning that you eat less.

Remember that vitamins are supplements.

You want to make sure you are eating healthy foods throughout the day rather than just taking vitamins all day.

Therefore, you should only take ONE DOSE of multivitamins in a given day. The rest of your nutrients should come from the food you eat throughout the day.

In closing…

As you can see, nutrition isn’t something to shy away from. Embrace the idea of nutritious food in your everyday life to a healthier you. Take baby steps into your new life and don’t plunge into nutrition. It takes some time to get used to new ways of eating.

Use the above tips to serve as guidelines for your new life filled with nutrition.

Cherie King - Your Wellness Advocate

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