Exercise and healthy eating habits go hand-in-hand. The body will not be able to recover from a tough workout or prepare for one if it is not provided with the proper nutrients.
Some may come across challenges that will test their ability to fully commit to healthy eating habits. Stress and lack of time are two major challenges. Cutting corners will only hurt; stay true to the habits.
ChooseMyPlate.gov is a trusted resource people can use to help begin their healthy eating habits. It is important to focus on making healthy choices for food and drinks. This should be done for all five food groups – fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy. Find out more about Choose My Plate here.
It may be easier for some to start with small changes. Examples include including more fruits and vegetables – shoot for half the plate. Try new fruits or vegetables to keep a nice variety. One could also vary protein routine. For example, one day I could choose to incorporate a protein shake and other days I could get my protein through foods such as Greek yogurt, tilapia, or boneless and skinless chicken breasts.
Doctors have connected soda to a plethora of health risks. Simply cutting soda may be difficult for some but it will benefit an individual greatly. Soda has no nutritional value and is loaded with sugar. Cutting soda out may take time but gradually decreasing soda intake will make a difference.
My new favorite breakfast recipe is Spinach and Cheese Mozzarella Omelet with Guacamole on Whole Grain Toast. The recipe is simple and tasty. It is also very easy to include different flavors to the recipe such as spinach, tomatoes, onions, etc. It can be made into a sandwich or enjoyed open faced.
Find the recipe to a cheese omelet here.
After I made the omelet, I used 100% whole grain bread and toasted it to my liking. Next, I spread guacamole across the toast and sprinkled with salt and pepper.