Monday, May 2, 2011

change your eating habits for a lifetime

I'll keep it simple....short term changes bring short term results. Long term changes to your eating habits bring long term results better health, more energy, greater wellbeing.

Changing old habits for good is a daunting task but make a start and you'll be glad you did.

First change one of the following:

  • cut out soft drinks
  • reduce sugar intake and/or replace with honey, fruit sweetener and definately reduce how much you have.
  • eat good fats: avocados, nuts or nut butter no more than a small handful a day, low fat ricotta, cottage cheeses are also fine in small amounts
  • use avocado, hummus or other healthy spreads instead of mayonaise or butter/margerine.
  • limit intake of white bread (including multigrain), pasta, white rice, flour etc.
By the way you can still eat baked goods but learn how to substitute for the refined flours, sugars, butter and marg as well as preservatives that extend the shelf life.
Thoughtful, healthy food almost always tastes better than fast food and junk especially when you train your body away from less healthy foods!!!

Here's a great tip
If you feel like eating dominoes pizza, baked items or something that's really unhealthy ask yourself 1 question "how about an apple?" If the answer is no then you're probably not actually hungry and you're eating for some other reason. Apply that question this week and see if it changes anything.

Keep in mind you can eat foods like pizza and lasagne, you just need to learn how to make them healthy. Make your own so you can monitor how much saturated fat, sodium etc is in the food. Look for recipes with low cheese, use simple sauces low in sugar or better yet make your own. 

I am working on a dairy,soy and gluten free recipe folder to share with you so if you have any suggestions or questions please post on this blog.
I have a dairy,soy and gluten free muffin free that is to die for and I dont really like muffins now I love these and so do toddlers and their mum's here in the USA.

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