rules which help you maintain a healthy, balanced diet
During these days when you’re forced to stay at home your physical activity levels are inevitably reduced, and snacking between meals can be a way of beating boredom.
Keeping in shape is therefore even harder. Harder… but not impossible!
Willpower is undoubtedly the first ingredient you need, followed closely by small, valuable eating rules to help you maintain a healthy, balanced diet. And don’t forget a bit of healthy exercise – but strictly within the walls of the house!
Here are some useful tips for sticking to a healthy, balanced diet.
Yes to dried fruit and raw vegetables. If you suffer from moments of “boredom-induced” hunger, snacking on dried fruits is ideal because they’re high in protein and nutrients.
Yes to raw vegetables and cereals Beginning a meal with a salad or raw vegetables boosts a feeling of fullness. It’s also a green light for cereals with a low glycaemic index like buckwheat, quinoa, basmati, black or brown rice, millet, oats, or pasta made with wholemeal wheat or ancient grains. Seasonings that don’t contain animal fats can also be used. Combining carbohydrates with pulses is also an excellent way of preparing a nutritious, healthy and balanced meal.
Yes to lean meats. Proteins of vegetable origin but also animal proteins such as fish, white meats, eggs and low-fat cheeses are essential to help our body stay in shape… while tasting good!
Yes to wholegrain carbohydrates. Cutting out carbohydrates entirely is totally counter-productive! Eating them in wholemeal form, for breakfast or lunch, is definitely the ideal choice.
No to sugars. It’s vital to cut down on sugars and eliminate all packaged foods. For sweetening, favour brown sugar or honey. Dark chocolate is an excellent idea for tasty but healthy snacks, and also to put you in a good mood.