Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Organic, detox diets….it is no wonder people are confused about nutrition.
I am not a dietician. However, I have a passion for health and wellness. I have read numerous books, blogs, and research articles to develop my nutrition philosophy. I have tried for YEARS to find the “perfect” diet. However, I have failed. Nothing seems to be the “answer.”
Each diet has its own set of positives and negatives. However, I have found following certain nutrition habits help me stay focused on nourishing my body, but not focusing on diet perfection!
LEAFY GREENS! I eat a spinach/kale salad almost every day! I also SNEAK Spinach into my smoothies. Greens offer so many powerful antioxidants to fight aging and disease, it is important to incorporate them into your diet!
DON’T OMIT food groups! Many people would disagree with me on this. However, I STRUGGLE cutting out food groups, it just doesn’t work for me! I LOVE DESSERT AND PASTA! However, I focus MOST of my diet on plant-based items. I try to limit dairy, gluten, meat, and high sugar foods to a few times a week!
ENCOURAGE YOUR FAMILY to eat healthily! It is VERY difficult to eat healthy when your family is eating McDonald’s, and Taco Bell. You don’t want to feel alone in your nutrition journey. Make meals together, and only allow certain foods in your fridge and pantry! You can still have some “kid food”.
LEMON WATER, especially in the morning! I am not great at this habit, however, I am currently trying to drink warm lemon water every morning(and then I switch to BLACK coffee!) Lemon has AMAZING Benefits which you can read about here!
ENJOY YOUR FOOD! Enjoy a glass of wine, a piece of cake, or whatever you choose to indulge in! Food is meant to fuel your body, but it is also to be enjoyed! Don’t fixate on your food….embrace it!
I hope you enjoyed my 5 simple nutrition habits! I am not perfect, and still, struggle to follow my advice…but, I’m trying!!!