What you put in you get out?
We want to help you understand how simple holistic nutrition can be, through a list of simple food swaps to incorporate into your diet. This will help make the transition into your improved lifestyle a lot easier - and the best part is these easy swaps are both nutritious and delicious!
These are just a few easy swaps to get started with, but to give you a broader idea of what has the potential to provide you with improved nutrition, try these options:
- Consume more protein from plant sources instead of meat, dairy and cheese. While protein is an important macronutrient in the diet, it's important not to go over the RDI (recommended daily intake) of 46g per day for women and 64g per day for men. We're not telling you to ditch meat & dairy altogether and become vegan - just to simply cut down your intake of these foods and replace them with alkaline-forming plant foods that are high in protein like broccoli, chickpeas, spinach and beans.
- Eat more fruit and vegetables. The more, the merrier! We recommend that at least half of your plate should consist of vegetables. Eating your vegetables just makes you feel better – look at that delicious plate of colour and nutrition. YUM!
- Cut down on salt. If you need that extra flavour hit to your meals that usually comes from salt, try adding things like herbs, spices, garlic or lemon!
- Cut out processed foods, especially takeaway food, lollies, and anything in general that isn't natural or doesn't contain natural ingredients.
- Fight sugar cravings. Instead of indulging in your sugar-laden craving, try taking an alkalising green drink. With the naturally delicious flavours, they can help hit just the spot.
- Drink your alkalising green drink! Just add one heaped teaspoon to water or a smoothie, and let all the highly alkalising ingredients work their magic!
- Smoothies are perfect for a hectic schedule, add in some chia seeds, macca powder, almond milk with your chosen green drink, some iced water and off you go.
- The best way to improve your nutrition is to be prepared. An hour to chop, prepare and pack your food for the week ahead will reduce the temptation that leads to poor food choices
- Be creative and experiment! Try new combinations of vegetables and plant based protein options.
- Make a note of how you feel before you make the changes and each day as you progress with the improved nutrition choices. Compare this at the end of the week.
- Remember too – water, water, water! Drink plenty of water to keep your mind and body hydrated and sharp.
Aim for five days on and two days you can relax. You will be surprised at how quickly your body adapts to the healthy options and may reject treats in time. We are all different, I encourage you to experiment to learn what works for your body, energy levels, and lifestyle. Most of all, make small yet sustainable changes and be kind to yourself.
“They always say time changes things,
but you actually have to change them yourself.”
- Andy Warhol