Cleaner eating: By aiming to eat whole foods (no artificial preservatives, colouring, flavouring, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats) 90% of the time, it means I’m now eating much healthier foods, naturally. They’re delicious and it’s great fuel for both your body and mind.
Healthy grazing: When I want a snack, I choose seeds, nuts or a banana. Find your ‘good food’ snacks and make sure you always have them with you. This will save you from overindulging, and stop you making the wrong food choices.
Treat time: Dark chocolate covered rice cakes or chocolate covered raisins have become my go-to treats. Figure out what’s your favourite – and when you eat it, enjoy it without guilt. It’s your treat time.
Understanding myself more: Yoga has helped me realise that I tend to eat more when I’m bored, angry or stressed. Work out what your food triggers are, address them and own them.
Mindful munching: Eating at the table with friends and family members means eating slower, and in a more relaxed fashion. Try it for yourself. Or even if you’re eating solo, take your time whilst eating your food and savour the moment.
Start your day right: My favourite kick-start is a bowl of healthy porridge, made with almond milk, scattered with walnuts and drizzled with honey – I feel like a winner from the start of the day. This is a super easy dish to prepare, so there’s no excuses.
Keep motivated with a friend:
I’m lucky enough to have a partner with the same healthy-eating ambitions and wellbeing goals as me – so find a friend or a buddy at work with goals similar to yours.
Keep up the good work everyone, and always keep your goals in mind. Remember, don’t stretch yourself too far – and – you WILL succeed.