I know that one of the key ways to rebalance myself is through my diet but I'm a bit in denial because it feels like such a BIG THING to have to overhaul and I know it's going to be hard.
At the moment (and really for many years now) I am eating CRAP. High sugar, high fat and minimal fruit and vegetables.
Logic says that my body can't possibly nourish itself properly if I'm not eating nutrient rich food but, and I'm going to be completely honest here, I don't really understand food/the different food groups/and what I should be (not) eating for optimum health. Without that knowledge, my usual eating habits will just creep back in.
There are plenty of faddy diet books out there, but that's not what I'm looking for. I'm not saying I wouldn't be happy to lose a little weight, as I'm most definitely a lot squishier than I was, and my jeans are difficult to fasten, but I know that side of things can be tackled by a good dose of exercise once I've upped my energy levels and given my health a boost. No, what I need is something that will help me to understand the relationship between my body and food, what good nutrition is and what I should be aiming to eat.
Does anyone have any ideas or tips for me so that I can start making changes? So far I have:
- Start taking a daily multivitamin
- Replace coffee and fizzy drinks with water and green tea
- Cut out sugar (how? and what to replace sugary foods/snacks with?)
- Replace everything I eat with something better (!!)