Tips for improving your diet

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There is a saying known as you are what you eat and this couldn’t be any more true. What you eat has a big impact on how you feel on a daily basis – it affects your mental wellbeing as well as your physical wellbeing. A poor diet can cause you to feel sluggish, have restless nights of sleep, improve the chances of you getting ill and put you in a bad mood. 

Improving your diet is easily done and there are many simple ways in which you can do so. You can try new recipes, keep a food diary, drink more water as well as other small changes. To help you with improving your diet, we have put together a guide on tips for improving your diet. 

Try out new recipes 

Cooking your own meals is a very simple way to improve your diet. Why not make cooking your own meals that little bit more enjoyable by trying out some new recipes? By cooking some healthy recipes, you can easily keep track of what you are eating as well as ensure there’s plenty of goodness in the meal. There are so many recipes that you can try out online, why not give this homemade turkey meatball recipe? It is very rewarding trying something new as well as improving your cooking skills. 

Drink more water 

How much water do you drink a day? Keeping your fluid levels up is very important for many reasons. Water not only helps you concentrate better, but it also prevents headaches and fuels your body. Often people mistake hunger for thirst, meaning drinking more water can help you lose weight. If you are working out, drinking water when exercising is even more important. Try to drink around 1 to 2 litres of water a day to achieve the recommended amount. A useful tip is to fill up a 1-litre water bottle and try to drink 3 of them a day. This way you can easily keep track of how much you have drunk. 

Keep a food diary

A lot of people fall into the trap of eating a lot of food but not knowing if it’s good or bad for them. Try to keep a food diary of everything you eat within the week. Then review this diary and see what goodness is in the foods you are eating. There are a lot of apps you can download where you can input this data and the app will tell you all the nutritional facts about what you are eating. It may be that you think you are enjoying a balanced, healthy diet when in actual fact it’s the opposite. Remember everyday life can get in the way, so try to give yourself some cheat days where you treat yourself to something that may not be the best for you. 

What tips do you have for improving your diet? Are there any tips you think we should add to the list above? Which of the above tips did you find most useful? Let us know in the comment box below. 

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