Four Steps To A Healthy Spring Diet
Though we’ve been having a lot of rain and cool nights, it might come as a surprise that Spring is half over already and Summer is on the horizon.
Recent times have caused many of us to put on a few extra kilos, not to mention the usual weight gains of Winter. So have you given thought to a new mid-Spring diet? It’s easy.
No, not by loafing on the sofa in front of Netflix; by eating the types of greens that fill you up the most for the least amount of calories.
Sating your hunger with a big low-calorie salad as a starter causes you to eat less during the rest of a meal. Low-cal salads may include iceberg and romaine lettuce, celery, carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers. Fat-free dressings and light mozzarella will add extra zing if you find you need it. You’ll feel like if you’ve eaten heaps – just not a lot of calories.
On legumes, that is, which means beans, lentils, peas and chickpeas for plant-based protein, fibre and slow-burning carbohydrates. Studies indicate lots of legumes lead to good health.
Make a Meal Plan
No need to obsess over it – just be mindful of what you’re going to eat before meal time arrives.
So important as the weather warms up and water is your best option. But it can be a bit boring so why not add a sprig of fresh mint to your water. It adds refreshing flavour and can even help relieve spring allergy symptoms. Maybe dial in a slice of lime or lemon as well.