IS HEALTHY EAT­ING DO­ING YOUR HEAD IN?

Work, mates and dates tend to get in the way of eat­ing right. Un­til now, that is.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - BODY FEATURE -

This week was go­ing to be the start of the new and health­ier you. But then your boss asked you to stay back, your girl­friends called you for an emer­gency guy de­brief in Bangsar, and then sud­denly it’s Fri­day. And ev­ery­one knows Fri­day is not the day for be­hav­ing. So, what’s a busy girl to do? Aus­tralia-based di­eti­tian Susie Bur­rell sug­gests these healthy eat­ing tips that can fit into any sched­ule. We swear. Di­etary per­fec­tion is not the goal here. There are go­ing to be days when you eat and drink waaay more than you should. And that’s okay. “A sim­ple strat­egy to help strike a bal­ance be­tween life and good nutri­tion is to work to­wards reg­u­larly com­pen­sat­ing for these higher-kilo­joule days with a day or two of lighter eat­ing. This buf­fers the ef­fects of overindul­gence,” rec­om­mends Susie. Fish is a great choice on days when you want to give your di­ges­tive sys­tem a break, as are veg­eta­bles and soup. Just don’t take this ad­vice as a green light for a juice cleanse. Susie says this is a big No. “Be wary of cleanses and fasts that en­cour­age juice only, or no food at all,” says Susie. “These ex­treme reg­i­mens will do your metabolism no favours in the long term.” Also try us­ing meal de­liv­ery ser­vices. Susie says, “There’s a wide range of meal de­liv­ery op­tions and, gen­er­ally, the higher the price, the bet­ter the qual­ity. If money’s an is­sue, oc­ca­sion­ally or­der­ing in­di­vid­ual meals can be a much more cost-ef­fec­tive op­tion than or­der­ing a week of meals that you’re un­likely to eat. See below for #teamCLEO’s tried-andtested de­liv­ery choices.

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