Eat Better

Woman eating healthily

Eating healthily isn’t just about nourishing your body and boosting your energy.

Rather, it is about nourishing both your body and mind, supporting all-round good health and feeling great!

The importance of healthy eating habits

A nutritious, well-balanced diet is the cornerstone of good health. While consuming the right amount (or thereabouts) of calories will help you achieve/maintain your ideal weight consuming the right type of calories will help you feel your best both mentally and physically. The average daily calorie needs for males is 2500 calories and 2000 calories for females. To allow for weight loss you will need to create a deficit of approximately 500 calories by choosing healthy foods and being physically active.

Avoid the snack trap

To feel happy and wholesome, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and proteins works well, while limiting foods that can bring your mood down, such as sugar, caffeine and alcohol. These can lead to a quick spike in blood sugar levels, which drop just as rapidly leaving you feeling run down and lacking energy.

A health salad in a bowl

Try and limit unhealthy snacks during the day, focusing instead on healthier alternatives that will keep you focused and feeling fuller for longer.

If you struggle with snacking between meals try a healthy snack like some almonds or some raw vegetables to get you through that mid- morning or afternoon slump.

Or if you need some extra help you could try Appetite Reducer by SLIMFIT  which is designed to help you with pangs and nasty snack attacks. It contains the supporting formula, Redusure®, a unique fibre complex that reduces appetite and provides you with a pleasant feeling of fullness. 

Eating Breakfast

Studies show that making breakfast a daily habit can help you lose weight– and keep it off.  Also, taking time to enjoy a meal in the morning will help your body and brain function more effectively throughout the day.  If that’s not enough of a reason to start your day fully charged, breakfast has also been linked to increased happiness and lower stress levels.

A Variety of proteins

Protein is needed by your body for growth and repair, the maintenance of good health and consuming a balanced diet that includes healthy sources of proteins can help control your weight.

Protein rich foods have been linked to a feeling of fullness, so including a range of lean sources of protein in your diet could help minimise hunger and reduces total energy intake.

Animal sources of protein contain all essential amino acids required by adults and include meat, fish, eggs, milk and cheese. Remember to choose lean options as some of these options can be high in saturated fats. Beans, peas and lentils are great alternatives to animal sources of protein as they are high in fibre and lower in fat.