There are many reasons why this seemingly simple principle is so hard to practice in real life but the main reason is that our lives are far more busy and stressful than ever before making it difficult to plan and prepare healthy and nutritious meals or make time (and energy) to get adequate exercise or physical activity.
So what can be done? or is it just pointless and we’re destined to get fatter and sicker?
Well first of all, you should start your day with a healthy meal rather than some sugar coated concoction from a cereal box. Why not have some eggs, fruit and even vegetables on your breakfast plate (I don’t know why we don’t eat vegetables for breakfast?!).
At lunch time, add some more vegetables for a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, and try cutting back on the bread and processed carbohydrates. Remember, it can still be lunch without your usual sandwich.
For dinner…you should know what I’m about to say by now…eat some more vegetables! We’ve become so accustomed to piling starchy carbohydrates on our plate (rice, bread, pasta, potatoes etc.) that it’s taken the place of good old fashioned veges that grew in the ground with nothing added to or taken away from them.
Lastly, drink plenty of water (and eat more vegetables…just thought I’d throw it in there). Most of our body is made of water so it’s vital that we’re always replenishing the water in our body and staying hydrated.
It’s essential for healthy metabolism, digestive function, young looking skin and pretty much everything else that goes on in your body, so make sure to drink plenty.
Now, there’s some simple nutrition tips for you to apply to achieve overall health and well-being, and as a wise man once said “By small and simple things are great things brought to pass”.