So many diets focus on what you can’t eat. This can leave you feeling powerless, as if your health is completely out of your control. Instead, for our small and simple step this week, I want you to focus on what you can eat. This week I want your focus to be on eating more vegetables and fruits. Instead of trying to cut out all the bad foods from your diet I simply want you to add in good foods. The more good foods you add to your diet the less room there will be for the bad.
Eating more vegetables doesn’t need to be complicated. If you’re having eggs for breakfast add some diced peppers and tomatoes. When you order that sandwich for lunch loaded up with lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts and cucumbers instead of extra meat or cheese. At dinner fry up some onions, garlic and mushrooms to add to your past and don’t forget to add some baby spinach at the end! Look for opportunities to add vegetables at each meal. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that you cannot replace with a multivitamin tablet. Added bonus they are naturally fiber rich to help you fill up on fewer calories and keep your bowls moving.
Often adding fruits is even easier than adding vegetables. Fruits after all are the original fast food. Need something quick to grab and go? A banana is already packaged and ready to take! I like to keep a lunch sack cooler full of berries, grapes, apples, or any combination of fruit with me that way if I get hungry I always have a healthy snack. Just as with your veggies look for opportunities to add fruit to your meals; slice a banana up over your oatmeal in the morning. Bring a cup of berries to eat with your lunch. Or slice up a melon to have for dessert. Fruits like vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and wonderful fiber!
So this week feel empowered and focus on what you chose to eat, more vegetables and fruits!