If you want to feel and look amazing you don’t need to be on a restrictive diet, exercise for hours every day or spend a fortune on products.  When working with my clients I guide them to go back to basics and make some simple changes that they can consistently follow every day which not only energises them, but results in clearer skin, better digestion and getting slimmer.  We all know that we need to reduce foods that are high in fat, sugar or salt but often we don’t know what to include more of.

My Three Simple Tips That You Can Begin Straightaway Are:

Make water your main drink and begin the day with 1 or 2 glasses of warm water with some freshly squeezed lemon juice. If you don’t like the taste of lemon juice you can add in some mint leaves, fennel seeds or orange slices or you can have warm water on it’s own too.  During the day continue to sip water, even if you don’t really feel thirsty.  The European Food Safety Authority recommends that adequate total water intake for women is 2 litres a day and for men it is 2.5 litres a day.  This will vary depending on how active you are and also on the climate where you live.  Did you know that even when we are slightly dehydrated we begin to feel tired and then turn to sugary foods or caffeine to pick us up?  So, make one simple swap and have some water first, before reaching out for the cookies, cake or cup of tea/coffee.

Include a variety of vegetables during your meals.  This sounds easy and you probably think you are already doing it but have a look at your plate at lunch and dinner time for the next two or three days and note down how much of your plate is vegetables and if you are having a variety of these.  From my years of working as a health coach, vegetables tend to be what many of clients are missing in their diet, even those who are vegetarian!  Vegetables are nutrient dense foods containing vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients so do include these at lunch and dinner time.

Have foods that contain healthy proteins at breakfast, lunch and dinner as these are vital for building/repairing your muscles and tissues and also keep you satisfied.  If you are like me and enjoy eating REAL fresh foods, you probably avoid most protein shakes since they are highly processed.  Our meals can provide most of us with the protein we need; animal sources are chicken, fish, lamb, eggs, dairy, etc.  Or you can have vegetarian protein from beans/lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu, etc.  I always recommend having a mix of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian protein.

Do try and include all three tips daily and after a few weeks you will begin to notice a difference. 

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