Making small, sustainable changes to your diet can have a significant impact on your overall health. Here are five simple changes you can make to improve your eating habits.
1. Increase Your Vegetable Intake.
Aim to fill half your plate with vegetables at every meal
Experiment with different cooking methods like roasting, steaming, or sautéing to enhance flavors
Always have a variety of fresh and frozen vegetables on hand for quick and easy additions to meals
2. Choose Whole Grains
Swap refined grains for whole grains. Choose whole wheat bread, brown rice, quinoa, and whole-grain pasta.
Check food labels & menu descriptions to ensure you’re getting products with whole grains as the main ingredient..
Whole grains are rich in fibre, keeping you fuller for longer and providing essential nutrients.
3. Snack Smart
Opt for nutritious snacks like fresh fruit, vegetables with hummus, Greek yogurt instead of cream, or a handful of nuts.
Keep unhealthy snacks out of sight, making it easier to choose healthier options.
It is ok to treat yourself with snacks or desserts but its good to plan your snacks to avoid impulsive, less healthy choices. Opt for low fat options where available.
Swap a sugary drink for a glass of with water with your meals.
Infuse water with slices of fruits or herbs for added flavor without added sugars.
Herbal teas and infused water are excellent alternatives to keep you hydrated without added sugars or calorie
5. Mindful Eating
Pay attention to portion sizes, and avoid eating straight from the package.
Chew your food slowly, savoring each bite. This can help you recognize when you’re full, preventing overeating.
Be mindful of emotional eating. Instead of turning to food for comfort, find alternative ways to cope with stress or emotions.
The key to lasting change is consistency. Focus on making diet adjustments gradually, allowing your body and taste buds to adjust. Small, positive changes can add up over time, leading to a healthier and more sustainable approach to eating.
Our chefs and waiting staff are happy to discuss any menu choices with you or where possible can accommodate changes and requests to suit dietary needs or requirements.