32 Tips to Improve Your Health and Fitness
#17. Eat Real Food.
When we base our food choices on real food including a variety of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, carbs, and healthy fats, we are choosing minimally processed, nutrient dense foods that help us to look good, feel good, and move better.
Fruit & Vegetables: Taste the rainbow. The more variety we get in our veggies, the more we get a variety of micronutrients (vitamins & minerals) that our bodies need to run optimally.
Protein: prioritize lean protein (minimally processed), including animal protein, lentils & beans, and egg whites, and dairy (cottage cheese, plain greek yogurt).
Carbs: Adding some starchy carbs (minimally processed) to get fibre and enough energy to support your workouts. Try sweet potato, spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles, steel cut oats, quinoa, etc.
Fats: Choose healthy fats, including whole-food fats like nuts and seeds (Avocado!), blended fats like butter and nut butters, and pressed oils like olive or almond oil.
Eating real foods can help us to look & fee the way we want, to reach our health and fitness goals, to live into our best selves!