Paying attention to what you eat doesn’t have to mean diet foods and denying yourself the pleasures of good food. It can simply be about learning to eat more consciously and making lifestyle changes that will last. Not sure where to start? Here are four things you can focus on:
Simplicity and freshness
Choose foods that are in their most natural state. This is an easy way to be sure that there are less preservatives, no MSG and no other hidden ingredients that you don’t know about.
Sustainability and seasonality
Seasonal produce tastes better, is usually less expensive than non-seasonal foods and has travelled less food miles. That’s a winning combination! It’s also a good idea to look at the packaging that your food is sold in, and if it can be recycled, do it. Every bit helps!
Healthy and wholesome
A healthy diet should leave some room for indulging every now and then, but try to choose the healthier option 80-90% of the time. Your body will thank you and the more you eat healthier foods, the greater the chance that you start enjoying the change in flavours and textures!.
Eating slowly and enjoying the food
We’ve all eaten something and then either couldn’t recall what we’ve eaten, or whether we’ve even eaten at all! Making the time to sit and eat away from distractions goes a long way in upping the enjoyment we get from a meal. It allows you to taste the food, enjoy the flavours, and to realise when you’ve had enough.
It’s all about an overall state of well-being. Being more aware of the food you choose and how you eat it will not only be better for you, but better for our lovely earth too.