On the island, time is marked by sunrises, sunsets, tides and seasons. You’ll be picking berries the one month, and slicing juicy pineapples the next. You eat what’s available, when it’s available, knowing that each bite is filled with natural goodness.
Life in the fast lane may be a bit different, but healthy eating should still make sense, it should involve lots of colour and freshness, and it should definitely be bursting with flavour.
Three things to keep in mind…
1. Your food should taste good. If it doesn’t taste good, you’re not going to eat it. There are a handful of healthy things my friends eat which I would never make for myself – I’d rather opt for Survivor’s food challenge offerings, or chew on a few handfuls of sandy parsley. No one’s taste preferences are exactly the same and the great thing is they don’t have to be!
2. You need a little bit of everything. Carbs, proteins, fats, fibre etc. all have unique effects on your body and each provides you with good stuff which you won’t necessarily get anywhere else. Choosing these in their freshest and most unprocessed forms goes a long way to contributing to your health.
3. Healthy eating means you need to eat. No meal skipping. If you reliably and regularly supply your body with energy from nutritious meals and snacks, you’ll be able to live an active and healthy life.
So ditch the negative, pay attention to the positive and take a balanced approach to food. Go with what’s natural, fresh and nutritious, and you’ll be able to taste the island!