Are you eating healthy meals?
Making a healthy meal to sit down to after work is something I strive to do at least 2-3 times a week. The rest of the week we eat left-overs. Before COVID-19, we ate out one night a week.
I love to cook (and eat). I come from a family of GREAT southern cooks on both sides of the family. Consequently, eating healthy wasn’t always the first, second or third option. You get the picture. However, as I became an adult, more health conscious and married a vegetarian, I started to make healthier meals. Do I occasionally go back to my roots? Absolutely, I still like fried fish and shrimp instead of baked, but I do it sparingly.
What is a healthy diet?
According to Medical News Today, a healthy diet consists of a variety of fruits and vegetables in an array of colors, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean meats. Eating healthfully also means limiting foods with high amounts of added salt and sugar. Some of the benefits of a healthy diet include weight loss, better mood, improved memory and reduced risk of diseases like cancer, diabetes and stroke.
If you are finding it hard to stick to a healthy diet, here are some activities that you may want to try. You can thank me later.
Watch the video below in Tuesday Tips, Tools & Strategies Self-Care Series called “Are you eating healthy meals?”
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