We are generally well educated and well informed, we should know what to eat to be healthy? The reality is that obesity rates and chronic disease rates are higher than ever.
We are eating more processed Food: media and supermarkets promote food that appeal to our taste buds but are poor in nutrition;
We are eating less variety of foods: while tens of thousands of new products are introduced every year, two thirds of most people’s intake comes from four sources, corn, soy, wheat and rice;
Food quality is poor: Nutrients in soil have been depleted, pollution is rife;
Food is not ‘pure’ but full of Additives: Standard diets rely heavily on processed food full of artificial colouring, additives, flavourings and chemically altered fats and sweeteners.
So what should we do?
Go back to Basics!
Eat Smart! You will have more energy, stabilise your mood and improve wellbeing and longevity.
• Avoid Sugars and Starch! Carbohydrates are linked to obesity and diabetes.
- Drink water! Drink water! Drink water!
- Simplify: Eat simple tasty ‘fresh’ meals. Switch from complex (rich creamy store bought sauces, ready-meals) to simple (roast chicken with green salad and homemade vinaigrette)
- Moderation: Keep to Smaller portions and eating only at mealtimes. It is the snacking in between that is often a culprit.
- Healthy eating habits: We are too used to grabbing a meal on the run. Sit down, eat with others if possible, chew your food properly and taste the meal instead of gulping it down
- Listen to your body: make sure you are really hungry and not just thirsty, or bored
- No snacking!: Avoid snacking at night and keep your last meal of the day as early as possible
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by S E More (BA Comm. Psych Hons); for TLC-for Weightloss-Wellbeing; www.forwellbeing.com )