1.Make time for breakfast: You’ll kick your metabolism into high gear so it burns fat all day long. Aim to have protein in the morning instead of just carbohydrate high cerals. Options include eggs, bacon or even steak. A cup of hot water with a slice of lemon or wheatgrass is a great way to help your digestive system work more efficiently during the day.
2.Avoid processed foods: Meals made with fresh ingredients are more nutritious and lower in salt, sugar and fat – plus they’re tastier! Processed food cause havoc with your digestive system and deregulate your cells.
3.Eat every 3-4 hours: This keeps blood sugar and insulin levels stable. It also prevents overeating later in the day. Double whammy!
4.Keep it colourful: Trying a new fruit and veg each day spices up a boring menu and adds vital nutrients. There are no bad fruits but don’t over do it on the fruits as some are high in the sugar fructose which cause an insulin speak. The superstars of fruit include apples, bananas, mangos, lime, grapefruit and dates.
5.Be prepared: Keep healthy snacks close so you can’t just grab whatever’s around. Bright idea: Freeze extra meals for those times you can’t be bothered to cook – it’s cheaper and healthier than a takeaway. Keep mix nuts in the office or in the car that contain nuts such as almonds, brazil, cashew & walnuts. They are a great source of good fats and of course much better that the chocolate snack.
7.Cook light: Choose coconut oil for cooking with. This oil has a higher heat tolerance than other oils so is not been ruined during cooking. Use herbs and spices for flavor instead of salt and sugar.
8.Skip fatty protein & eat good fats high in omega 3 which are essential fatty acids: Choose lean meat and fish, and try to eat two portions of oily fish a week for beneficial vitamin D and Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Other good fats include avocados and nuts, Your skin, nails and hair will thank you.
9.Brown is best: Eat three portions of wholegrain every day. Complex carbs are full of important vitamins and minerals to keep you fuller long and increase your fibre intake – all of which help contribute to healthy weight and digestion..
10.Drink up! Did you know that hunger is actually the first sign of thirst? And that every cell in your body requires water to function efficiently? Aim for at least 8 glasses (2 litres) of water a day