When the temperature drops and the days become shorter, it gets harder to maintain a healthy weight and stay generally healthy. The struggle is because our serotonin levels drop and our bodies start to crave it from food instead of getting it from sunlight. You can overcome this dynamic by getting serotonin from exercise instead and eating light herby food to support your system. Below are some winter dietary tips to help you through.
EAT ONE MEAL-SIZED SALAD PER WEEK
In the winter there is not the same variety of fruits and vegetables available in the shops. You have two options. You can switch your vegetable intake to root vegetables or work a bit harder to get the same nutrients.
When you eat one meal-sized salad per week, you win on both counts. It means you guarantee the rarer vegetable nutrients and eat them regularly enough to feel their benefits.
MAKE A VEGGIE-RICH SOUP ONCE PER WEEK
Staying Healthy in winter is as much about eating at the right times as it is about eating the right things. You can create the perfect healthy diet plan by thinking ahead and preparing your meals.
If you make a large veggie-rich soup at least once a week, you can easily store it in Tupperware in the freezer. This means you will then have instant access to healthy food whenever you need it during the week.
CHOOSE ASSORTED VEGETABLE STIR-FRY BOWLS
Because of how our metabolism works in the winter, it becomes harder to avoid heavy, fatty foods, or meat from an online butcher. We have to work twice as hard to maintain the proper nutritional levels during this season.
A stir-fry is an excellent idea for a meal during the winter months. Stir-fry dishes are not only budget-friendly, but they are loaded with healthy vegetable and nutritional qualities. Make sure you have plenty of stir-fry veggie options around.
MAKE A VEGGIE-BASED DIP
It is harder to get your fill of vegetables at this time of year. There are fewer of them available, but our bodies crave unhealthy food too, which doesn’t help. Thankfully, there are some good ways to mitigate the issue.
Veggie dips are an excellent way to make sure you get your five portions per day without feeling like a chore. You can eat veggie dips with root vegetables or corn chips in front of Netflix.
COMMIT TO A SINGLE SERVING OF VEGGIES OR FRUIT DAILY
To get the benefits of the foods you consume during the winter you need to make sure you have plenty of fruits and veggies available at all times. That sometimes means freezing them if stocks are low in the supermarket.
Good combinations of healthy foods include carrots, apples, carrots, pears, peas, celery, and pears. Make these a priority at least once a day, during your home-office break or as a light dessert.
EAT GREEN AND LEAFY VEGGIES DAILY
In the winter, we are concerned about our weight – weight gain is easy at this time of year – but we also care about preventing illness and improving our cognitive function. The best way to do this is by eating your greens every day.
Whether it’s a veggie dip, a lettuce sandwich or wrap, or a pasta sauce made from fresh tomatoes and basil; if you ensure you get a substantial portion of leafy greens every day, You won’t have to visit the doctor or take dietary supplements any time soon.
HAVE 4 DIFFERENT TYPES OF VEGGIES DAILY
We’ve established that eating your veggies during the winter is essential for your weight and general health. You can still further enhance your winter well-being by choosing the best combinations of fruits and veggies to consume. Try four different kinds of veggies each day.Winter dietary tips for healthy living #holisticcoach #healthyliving Click To Tweet
Variety is the key to balancing your winter diet and staying healthy. Make a smoothie to start the day. Smoothies are a great way to blend several vegetables and fruits, which gives you a morning boost. Eat veggies sandwiches for lunch and root veggies for dinner.
ADD FRESH LEMON/LIME JUICE TO WATER
Do you get a little bored of your drinks in the house during lockdown, or over winter? You might have water or fruit juice but want something a bit more interesting. Don’t go crazy and start drinking fizzy sodas; those will set you back.
Instead, look for healthy ways to make your drinks more enjoyable. You could add lemon or lime juice to sparkling water or use an exciting cordial for a late-night drink instead of wine. These choices will make all the difference to your weight and health.
How do you add veggies and fruits to your daily diet?