Health is everything.
It’s no secret that we all wish we were healthier. But any wedding planning bride knows only too well, taking care of ourselves isn’t always easy.
Luckily for you, dear reader, The Wedding Gallery is here to give you the wellness tips you need. This is the best, fuss-free, straightforward advice you need. Forget green juices, quirky supplements and expensive workouts. We’re all about simple tips you can start incorporating into your life right now.
The most important thing to remember with nutrition is one size never fits all. Everyone’s needs are so different and our needs can change on a daily basis. It’s your job to find balance and what your body needs.
So here are five everyday wellness tips that you can start adding to your day-to-day life right now.
You need to start your day in the best way possible. Then whatever happens, at least you’ve given your body and brain the fuel it needs. Ditch the sugary cereals. Aim to include protein (eggs, Greek yoghurt) and fat (nuts, seeds) in your first meal. This will help balance your blood sugar and regulate your energy throughout the day. Don’t usually have time for breakfast? Prep it the night before. You could either go for a boiled egg or overnight oats.
If you can include protein, fat and carbohydrates with every meal, you’re on the right track. Here are some ideas for each:
But it’s actually very easy to miss out on whole food groups. Take avocado on toast for instance. It’s a firm favourite, but as a meal, it contains barely any protein. You could add a boiled egg or smoked salmon to make it a balanced choice.
The latest “forget five a day, eat ten portions of fruit and vegetables a day” campaign from the NHS is ambitious. But when it comes to wellness tips, it’s definitely something to aim for. One portion is a handful of any vegetables, one apple, one banana – but the majority of these portions should be vegetables. The more colourful your plate, the better.
Fibre is essential to have daily for healthy gut function. You can find this in fruits and vegetables, whole grains (oats, rice), and pulses (chickpeas, kidney beans, lentils). Your gut is one of your body’s key organs for the elimination of toxins. It needs to work in order for you to function really well.
We’ve all been through the diet-junky phase but if we could give you one piece of advice it would be to STOP. Stop dieting. You need to learn what your body needs. Everyone is different and there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to nutrition. So experiment! Keep a food diary, note how different foods make you feel and make small changes. But most importantly, enjoy your food!
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