We all want to choose nutritious snacks more often but sometimes it is easier said than done when those chocolate bars are staring you at the supermarket check out. Let's see what we can do about it to help.
1. Surround yourself with nutritious appealing food choices . A wrinkly apple or an orange needing to be peeled in the lunchbox are not going to win over your favourite chocolate biscuit. Buy in season, quality fruit if you want to eat more of it.
Fresh crisp apples, cut up oranges, bite sized fruit like grapes, cherries or strawberries grab your attention, are easier to eat and are therefore more appealing. Maybe these will be chosen first now!
2. Shop accordingly. Have a punnet of berries, fresh nuts, crackers and cheese, yoghurt, eggs ready to go. Put these on the shopping list. Buy less of the foods you want to eat less of. Fill the basket with the most nutritious foods and add small amounts of the others.
3. Change the environment. It is not about banning foods, or dieting. It is about making the healthy choice the easy and desired choice most of the time.
Have the foods you would like to eat more of:
I don’t believe you do have to give up any foods, just surround yourself with nutritious food choices that you enjoy. Having healthy choices that you like will reduce the feeling of being restricted. All foods are okay, it’s the quantity and frequency that affects your health.
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