HEALTHY EATING TIPS
Being healthy is about much more than losing weight. And let’s face it, keeping trim and fit is so much easier if you’re functioning well and feeling good about the foods you consume.
For many people, eating has become a routine and while that may imply a certain resistance to change, in the interim it can be helpful. By gradually breaking less-thanhealthy eating habits, the ‘new you’ can establish a new routine that is so much better for you. So here are my five things that can set you on the path to health, happiness and maybe even a trimmer torso. 1 Ensure you have a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veges, meat, eggs and dairy – yum. What’s to fear about this? All the good foods we are so lucky to enjoy in New Zealand – and you should eat them to stay healthy. In moderation of course. 2 Eat real food as opposed to packaged processed food. A no-brainer you might say. But temptation lurks in the urgency of modern life – a few minutes preparing your own fresh food is an investment in your future. 3 Eat every thing in moderation but don’t take food too seriously. Food should be enjoyable so don’t deny yourself a treat every once and a while. My guilty pleasure is wine – which leads me to my next point 4 Wine is my occasional treat and guilt y pleasure; however it can be loaded with calories. Increasingly, I have been going for a light wine option this summer, in particular Kim Crawford First Pick Sauv Blanc. We’re the Sauv Blanc capital of the world. Enjoy it because you can enjoy it light. 5 Get plenty of fresh air and exercise. Again, a tough one with the pace of 21st century living but there are some fun ways – get a dog, run on the beach, play golf … use your imagination. Exercise doesn’t need to be a chore.