IS HEALTHY EATING DOING YOUR HEAD IN?
Work, mates and dates tend to get in the way of eating right. Until now, that is.
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.