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4 Diet Changes That Will Make You Instantly Healthier

30 September, 2015

My healthy body overhaul started by simply making the decision to change my eating and drinking habits on a daily basis.

I was absolutely fed up of dieting and I knew from previous experience there was no way I would stick to my decision if I was going to feel deprived.

I started with small steps. What really made an impact was consistency, I cannot encourage this enough.

Its really is what you do everyday that makes a difference to your health not what you do sometimes.

These for 4 recommendations are simple enough to start today, so what are you waiting for?

Give them a go for at least 1 month (it takes at least 21 days to create a new habit) You can do it and your body will love you for it.

A little bit of self-discipline goes along way to achieving the goals we have set ourselves.


4 Diet Changes That Will Make You Instantly Healthier

1. Drink 2 glasses of filtered water as soon as you wake up

Our body is dependent on water and after a night sleep the majority of us wake up feeling dehydrated. Starting your morning routine with a couple of glasses of water flushes out toxins and carries the nutrients to your cells as well helping your wake up feeling fresh without the need for a strong hot coffee!

2. Eat veggies everyday

Especially cruciferous (also called brassica) veggies including kale, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Collard greens, Daikon radish and Watercress, are all rich in essential nutrients, fiber and disease-fighting phytochemicals.

3. Eat a wholesome breakfast (by ditching the boxed cereals)

Ok, so this one might be a hard one to kick, its understandable we all have our favourite ‘go to’ cereal and have probably been eating breakfast cereal since you were young, (I used to love the milk turning chocolaty in my CocoPops!) sadly, many of the cereals out there are loaded with sugar, fat and salt (check the nutritional labels and do not rely on the marketing graphics).

Swapping cereal for a wholesome breakfast, such as a smoothie or wholegrain porridge that contains fibreB vitamins and other nutrients that are essential for a healthy diet, provide a slow release energy source that helps maintain a balance in your blood sugar level (which helps control cravings and energy rushes, win, win!).

4. Add a healthy fat to one of your daily meals each day

Healthy fats (omega 3 and omega 6) are essential fatty acids, they are essential for a healthy body but your body cannot make them, so you have to get then through the foods you eat.

Eating ‘healthy’ fat does not make you fat, and even better there is research to prove it, yay.

Easy ways to add healthy fats in everyday

  • Breakfast + avocado in your smoothie

  • Lunch + 2 tbsp of extra virgin-olive oil on top of your salad

  • Dinner + coconut oil to roast your vegetables in

  • Snack + handful of nuts

It is the choices we make everyday that impact our lives (and bodies) the most. Feel grateful you have a choice and plenty of healthy options.

Choose the most nourishing option available for yourself and you will live a healthier and happier life.

You should not feel deprived when you are changing your eating habits otherwise they will not be sustainable or life changing, this is the main reason why fad diets (quick results) do not work.

Want more healthy tips get in touch! heidi@heidijonescoaching.com



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