Updated: Sep 23, 2018
'Love your health, love your body, love your future'.
The look of love that I have for the bowl of porridge! Why do I love porridge bowls so much ? Tastes yum , looks good gets me creative in the kitchen and most importantly it makes me feel good.
I am really lucky to have always had a really positive relationship with food. I solely owe this to my parents who made us sit at the table until we had eaten all our veggies but at the same time gave us treats at weekends without a single ounce of guilt. I learned the importance of eating fresh whole foods, and that you don’t have to have complicated master pieces just good simple food from fresh ingredients.
I have always had a huge appetite but I am careful and conscious of everything I put into my body not for body image reasons but I will only eat food that make me feels good and most of the time that is healthy food.
So here are 8 ways to make healthy eating a part of your life: Eating healthy is not a diet its a lifetstyle.
Diets are short term, create a way of lifestyle that will benefit your long term health for both your mind and body. Choose healthy eating as a lifestyle choice not to loose weight or improve body image. Making it a way of life is way more sustainable rather than being obsessed about looking a certain way. Once you take the focus off losing weight and make eating healthy a routine you will naturally reach a healthy weight.
Change your Mindset.
Eating healthy really doesn’t have to be hard. See healthy eating as something easy and enjoyable rather than something difficult. After all your thoughts determine your emotions & actions towards food.
Eat fresh whole foods and cut out processed foods.
Be careful what you bring into your home. When out shopping stick to the outskirts of of a super market. This is where you will find all the fresh products like veggies, meat , bread and whole foods. Once you start venturing down the middle aisles you are venting into alot of processed unhealthy food. The only time I go into the middle aisles are for essentials like rice, nut butter, oils or baking essentials.
Shop in local farmers markets.
More fresh produce, zero processed foods available and you are supporting local businesses.
I was allergic to this for a long time as I like to have variety; but if you know you have a busy week ahead, prep and freeze some healthy dishes. When you are tired and stressed you are more likely to binge on convenient processed foods.
Make it Fun and Creative.
Spend time making it look appetising. You eat with your eyes. See cooking as time out for yourself, it can be super therapeutic.
See it as your way to take Responsibility for your own health.
Make eating healthy one of your top priorities. There is so much things outside of our control in life but diet and well bring is something within your control. This is one of the number one ways to practice self-care.
Definitely treat yourself from time to time.
Having a treat now and then is a great way to make sure your healthy eating plan stays on track. By not making anything completely off limits, you’re less likely to wind up feeling deprived—which means you’re also less likely to find yourself in a binge-eating episode.