Set yourself some achievable goals in nutrition and health week-by-week. Not all at once. As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor should we expect our health to change overnight! Here are some simple nutrition goals I’d suggest.
1. Diversify your foods week by week
Aim to introduce a new wholesome ingredient each week that perhaps you’ve not cooked with or eaten much before. Find ways to make it work within your diet.
Try Buckwheat in meals where once you may have eaten quinoa.
Hemp seeds combined with sesame seeds.
Watercress with lettuce in salads.
Walnut milk as a change from almond milk in your smoothies.
2. Make raw juices and smoothies the multivitamins of your diet
Aim for combinations such as:
Carrot, beetroot, celery, ginger and cucumber in a juice.
Mint, coriander, pear, cucumber, zucchini and fennel in a smoothie.
Orange, carrot, turmeric, ginger, galangal and coconut water in a smoothie.
Grapefruit, apple, cucumber, celery and kale in a juice.
3. Find a way to replace a food which does not serve your health
Instead opt for foods that nourish you, make you feel good and give you the kick you need. So try swapping:
Swap regular peanut butter for almond or cashew butter.
Jacqueline Alwill is a qualified nutritionist, personal trainer and mother. Jacqueline's company, The Brown Paper Bag originated from a simple concept: sharing nutritious food. A little bundle of wholefood goodness waiting for you in a Brown Paper Bag.