It's been said that getting your nutrition on point is the key to a healthy weight and lifestyle. With that in mind, here's three ways that you can cultivate a more balanced diet and lifestyle.
1.Eat breakfast every day
Even if you don’t feel hungry for breakfast at first, getting a high quality breakfast in actually jump-starts your metabolism for the day. By starting your day with breakfast, you allow your metabolism to run at a higher pace, producing more energy in the process. A balanced breakfast should include a variety of high-fiber and nutrient-rich whole grains, fruits, nuts, eggs, and dairy. A good example of this would be porridge with fruit, or eggs on toast.
2. Slow down while eating
This is important. Set aside the proper amount of time to eat and appreciate your meal instead of cramming your food in during an already hectic schedule. Remember, it takes 20 minutes for your hunger and satiety mechanism to send the signal to the rest of your body that you’re full. Try to slow down and enjoy each bite and allow your body to let you know when it’s satisfied.
3. Drink plenty of water
Let's be honest, most of us don't drink nearly enough water. As a rule of thumb, you should aim for 8 glasses a day which is roughly two to three litres. Water is essential for many reasons and is a key factor in maintaining a healthy weight and keeping your organs in good working order. A few ways to ensure your getting more water in is to eat more fruits and vegetables and to keep a big bottle of water with you in the car or at work.