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SALAD TIPS

Get creative with this at meal time. You can make up combinations that suit you and these can change from day to day or be exactly the same day in and out. Try various combinations eat an abundance of veggies, lots of different colours and look at leafy plants such as lettuces, spinach, romaine, waterceess, rocket etc…Green vegetable such as broccoli, green beans bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms , cucumber , onions , raw carrots , tomatoes , pumpkin, go wild, have some fun!







 



  1. Balance your blood sugar levels – stay away from stimulants and sugar
  2. Eat food in its natural and whole state – avoid over processed food. Your body doesn’t know what to do with it – keep it clean and lean all the way.
  3. After 3pm keep make veggies your carbs – have oatmeal, rye bread, brown rice, sweet potatoes, fruit, and quinoa early in the day and salads and steamed vegetables later in the day
  4. Eat good fat, especially Omega-3 rich foods
  5. Keep your dinner lean – protein and greens
  6. Always eat balanced snacks and meals – eating wholesome carbs, protein and fat in every meal keeps your blood sugar levels from spiking and crashing. This controls energy levels and keeps cravings at bay.
  7. Eat & drink food for the soul – in moderation
  8. Drink water – stay away from chemically artificial drinks
  9. Don’t forget to sleep – 7-8 hours at least!
  10. Focus on resistance training 3-4 times a week and don’t forget walking is one of the best forms of cardio you can do!

And some more Top Tips...

  • Never mix a protein and starch, so if you eat fish or chicken then avoid rice, potatoes or bread. Starch with vegetables and fish with vegetables.
  • Leave at least 4 hours between meals
  • One type of fruit at a time, avoid fruit salads this causes bloating.
  • All food must be prepared fresh, nothing prepackaged.
  • If it doesn’t have a mother or doesn’t grow you can’t eat it
  • Always use cold pressed olive oil
  • Keep your evening meal light
  • Have a treat 1x a week, but a meal and not a DAY.
  • Reduce your salt intake and focus on fresh herbs to season your food.
  • Buy organic or free range milk and any other animal products
  • Use parsley a lot, it’s a blood purifier and helps eliminate water.
  • Vegetable juices are amazing, try have at least 1 a day
  • Snack on raw unsalted nuts or seeds with fruit
  • Use fresh herbs to cook with or add to food.
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