(3) Stay in! By staying in and cooking homemade meals, you’re not only saving energy and packaging waste, you’re able to monitor the amount of cooking oil, sauces and salt you dress your veggies, meats and grains in.
I tried having a fiber diet—a diet with higher fiber content. Fiber makes you feel fuller longer, so you won't actually cut down on the amount of food you consume. Do note that recommended daily fiber intake is 25g[or some might say 18g]/
Unfortunately, many believe that by having a diet with much higher content of dietary fiber, you loose out on the taste of your food. I beg to differ. Try consuming wholemeal bread with butter/peanut. There is so much more taste to it than plain boring white bread. Perhaps it might take a while for some to adjust to the sudden difference in taste[but isn't it normal when we try something different from what we usually eat?], we just have to believe that it is worth it.
If you tend to have constipation, here is another important reason why you should start consuming more fiber in your meals. Dietary fiber holds water, which makes excrement looser and easier to release.
Fiber is good for your heart and soul--A diet rich in fiber helps prevent heart problems.
Here are some examples on what you can start eating today because they might just be your type of food!
1. Potatoes, remember to leave the skin on because a lot of the nutrients and fiber are actually present there!
2. PASTA LOVER? Make the switch now! Wholegrain pasta is definitely the healthier choice. The difference in taste is not noticeable, plus you feel full much faster…which means you will not overeat!
3. Go NUTS with…well, nuts! Because Mixed fruit, nuts and/or seeds are often available in snack-sized bags.
Now that you have learnt so much, isn't it time to do something about your diet?
I think staying trim and fit is not only a responsibility we have for our own bodies, but also to the environment and our community.