Care For Your Health Every Month

February 12th, 2021

It can be challenging to stick to a healthy diet in the cold month of February, so we put together these healthy diet tips to help keep you out of hibernation mode and on track towards your health goals.

Eat breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After a night of fasting, awakening your metabolism with a healthy breakfast can give your brain and body the energy it needs to help you succeed throughout the day.

A handful of almonds, a piece of fruit, or a piece of string cheese are all nourishing breakfast foods that you can eat on the go.

Choose sugar-free beverages

Juices and soda have a high number of calories and a high amount of sugar, and if you’re counting calories, these extra calories can add up quickly.

You can find alternative drink options, such as flavored water, seltzer waters, coconut waters and more to avoid extra sugar in your diet. While it’s possible to have a healthy diet and still have a sugary drink occasionally, it’s better to cut the sugar and stick with healthier drink options.

Eat more vegetables

Maintaining your health throughout winter can be a tasty challenge. Try adding a variety of colors that are appealing to your eye, healthy for your heart, protect you against some diseases and reduce your overall calorie intake.

Incorporating a cup of vegetables in your snacks and meals will add a variety of nutrients to your diet, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium. Add them to dishes, sauces, smoothies or eat them raw.

Plan your meals ahead of time

Many people find it difficult to maintain a healthy diet, often because they don’t plan. You can plan to eat nutritious meals by making healthy meals ahead of time. This way, you won’t find yourself eating unhealthy foods when you are rushed, hungry or tired.

Meal planning is easier than it sounds. You only need to choose one day of the week to batch cook healthy meals. If you don’t know where to begin, here are 70 healthy freezer meals and recipes to help you start.

It’s possible to care for your health every month and your healthsharing community is here to support you in your health journey.

(source: https://www.myplate.gov/eat-healthy/vegetables)

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