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3 Essential Eating Habits

Essential Eating Habits

Listed below are three essential healthy eating habits that can positively impact your overall well-being.

  1. Base Your Meals On Higher Fibre Starchy Carbohydrates:
    • Starchy carbohydrates should constitute about one-third of your daily food intake.
    • Opt for whole grains like whole wheat pasta, brown rice and potatoes with their skins on.
    • These choices are rich in fibre, which helps you feel full for longer and supports digestive health.
    • Be mindful of the fats you add during cooking or serving (E.g. Oil on chips, butter on bread, etc.) to keep the calorie content in check.
  2. Eat Lots Of Fruit & Vegetables:
    • Aim for at least 5 portions of a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.
    • Fresh, frozen, canned, dried or juiced options all count.
    • For instance, chop a banana over your breakfast cereal or swap your mid-morning snack for a piece of fresh fruit.
    • Remember that a portion of fruit or vegetables is approximately 80g.
  3. Include Oily Fish In Your Diet:
    • Fish is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals.
    • Aim for at least 2 portions of fish per week, with at least one being oily fish.
    • Oily fish, such as salmon, trout and sardines are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fats.
    • Non-oily fish like haddock, tuna, and cod are also nutritious choices.
    • Be cautious with canned and smoked fish due to their salt content.

Remember, small changes in your eating habits can lead to significant health improvements. Prioritise whole foods, stay hydrated and enjoy a balanced diet! To find out more about running for beginners, please feel free to contact us today at David Jones Personal Training or call us on 07485 191 790.