Being healthy. This topic is something I feel very passionate about. A lot of people think that healthy consists of a morning green smoothie, salad for lunch and a bowl of broccoli for dinner. Whilst that would be absolutely fantastic for your insides, it is most definitely unrealistic for most (including myself!). A wise lady once told me that being healthy is not just about dieting alone but long term lifestyle changes. That wise lady is my mum by the way (she just wanted a mention in my blog).
Obviously the biggest part of being healthy is your diet. It’s true what they say, you are what you eat. Just imagine a life of wheat-free, gluten-free, raw diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, healthy grains and no sugar… Mmmmmm! .. I didn’t manage to sell it to you did I? Don’t worry; I barely sold it to myself. I totally get that a diet like this is great for the first day, week or maybe even two but how long can most people live like that for? I most definitely can’t live without a cheeky indulgence every now and then. But the trick is indulging in moderation and making those unhealthy indulgences to healthy ones.
Diets will vary from person to person. Your diet will be so different from your friend, your brother or your neighbour. We all have different bodies, lifestyles and tastes.
I eat healthily and sensibly, I exercise and I satisfy my sweet tooth by replacing the refined sugary products with my own home baking sweet treats. I don’t drink alcohol, because my body cant handle it very well and I go through vegetarian periods, to give my body a break from meat and fish.
A typical day in the life of me will include:
Morning: vegetable smoothie in the morning.
Mid morning snack: nuts and a banana.
Lunch: brown rice and vegetables/chickpeas in a teriyaki sauce or Wholemeal pasta with vegetables and a homemade pasta sauce.
Dinner: Homemade Vegetable Soup with wholemeal bread topped with Guacamole and sweet potato mash.
Dessert: Homemade sweet treat with dates/nuts/coconut sugar/honey.
Remember to find a balance that works for you, everybody is different and that’s something to embrace! xxx