Eat Variety for Good Nutrition

variety-in-foods-saves-the-long-life2It makes sense that if you eat a variety of different foods, then you’ll be absorbing a variety of nutrients.

Most people benefit from eating 3 moderate size meals, plus one to two snacks, spread evenly throughout the day. This helps to stabilise blood sugar levels and prevent cravings.

Try to eat at least one portion of vegetables with each meal, alongside some healthy protein, natural fats and carbohydrate, as and when appropriate for your needs.

Bear in mind that fruit is naturally high in sugar, so best to have just one or two portions a day, favoring choices with a lower sugar content, such as apples (with the skin on) and berries.

And remember…it’s fun to experiment with foods you’ve not tried before. Explore the grocery shelves for interesting choices to expand your food experience.



Exercise According to your Personality

For good physical (and mental) health, it’s important to exercise according to your personality.

For example, if you know that you have a tendency to become obsessive about high impact running or counting the number of calories you burn on the treadmill, perhaps you should consider joining a group sport that will encourage you get fit whilst also enjoying social time with potential new friends.

If you rush around from task to task, without taking any time to think about how you’re really feeling, you’d probably benefit from participating in a yoga class to help you connect with your body whilst calming your thoughts.

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Do you believe in destiny?

emma boxWhen I was a child I day dreamed a lot! What would I like to do with my life? Where would I like to live? Should I travel? Do I want to marry and have children? I had no idea that I would develop an eating disorder that would go on to change the direction of my life forever. But I’m glad it did. Recovering from anorexia has taught me that life is a continual adventure, filled with exciting opportunities to evolve as a person. I’ve learnt that it’s best to live one day at a time, enjoying the moments. Yes, it’s important to plan for the future, but you can’t live in the future! Enjoy the now!