How many of us are guilty of saying we’re going to go on a diet only to end up forgetting about it a few weeks later? I know I am…so instead of changing my diet drastically, I decided to add to it instead. Eating is a crucial part of staying healthy and strong — but everything needs to be in moderation, moderation and most importantly moderation.
Eat more Omega-3. “Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats — these fats also provide an essential fatty acid that our bodies need. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids, particularly from fish sources, may have potential health benefits” — Centers for Disease Control. Therefore it is recommended that we aim to get two serving of fish a week (such as salmon, sardines, and some types of tuna). Not a big fish person? Then try opting for nuts, flax, eggs (that contain Omega-3) or Omega-3 fish oil supplement.
Bring on the greens. Growing up, I didn’t like eating the greens. At least not until I started to see Popeye eating his spinach on TV to become stronger. I know, I know. How cliché that the cartoon actually worked. But hey, it helped me to be healthy! It’s not that hard to get the recommended 3 or more servings per day. There are a lot smoothies and shakes you can get at the store that contains all of that in one simple bottle. Otherwise, you can whip up your own smoothie at home and add all the ingredients that you love.
Going higher with fiber. We’ve all heard that fiber has many benefits and it also helps regulate your digestive system. If you eat your daily recommended vegetables, nuts, beans, and flax seed (You’re already intaking fiber). You don’t need to add anything else to your diet. How easy is that!
Eating healthier doesn’t require you to stop eating everything and go on a strict diet. Just make sure you take everything in moderation. Too much of something is never good. Vegetables don’t have to be bland and boring. Check out my Lunchbox Lucy board on Pinterest for some recipes to spice up your taste buds.