Improving your nutrition is a matter of choice. It is about choosing to include healthy habits in our daily life and finding a practical action plan that can be used as a roadmap for improving our nutrition and enjoying a healthier lifestyle. These are ten simple commandments that you can gradually make part of your daily life if you want to improve your diet and enjoy more energy in your life.
Eat an apple every day to remind you about this list.
Drink plenty of water and avoid soft drinks.
Start your day with a nutritious breakfast.
Carry around your own healthy snacks and avoid processed candies and chips.
Cook at home, eat real, home-made food and avoid ready meals, fast food, take-away and delivery.
Eat plenty of fresh fruits and drink fresh fruit juice.
Eat a raw salad with every meal and enjoy recipes that include vegetables.
Enjoy a balanced diet with variety and remember to eat moderately, stopping before your feel completely full.
Allow at least 30 minutes for your meal and eat on a table, in a calm and relaxing environment, without distractions, noise or negativity.
Select food that suit your nutritional needs and avoid foods that your body can not tolerate.
The list above will help you on your journey to raise your food IQ and will ultimately improve your nutrition. However, if you find it a challenge to apply these guidelines in their entirety, just take it one day at a time with the first step, and then strive to make small daily improvements. Remember that the first step of eating an apple is all you need in order to begin your journey. That first apple will gradually lead you to the next, and you soon start making small daily improvements that lead to nutritional wisdom. Let the apple be your symbol that reminds you about everything you learned and keep you inspired to make the necessary changes. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”