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Tips that’ll help you transition from cookies to kale
At the start of every year, most of us make New Years’ resolutions only to leave them behind after a few weeks. “This often happens because the resolutions we make are unrealistic and difficult to achieve”, says WH dietician Celeste Naude.
So instead of planning to move nutrition and diet mountains, try these simple ‘eating rules’ and get on the road to a healthier you this year.
This will set you up for better food choices during the rest of the day. If you’re not a breakfast eater, start with something effortless, like a piece of fruit or a small, low-fat yoghurt.
Fill Your Plate With Colourful Veggies
Try different types every week and boost your fibre intake. Dark green leafy and brightly coloured vegetables are especially high in vitamins and antioxidants.
Substitute one of your favourite cereals or grains for a wholegrain option – go with wholewheat bread instead of white bread or a high-fibre breakfast cereal instead of a refined type.
Take Fruit With You
Take one piece of fruit to work every day and eat it – it’s the easiest thing to grab and no cooking needed. Choose options that you like and know you will actually eat. It can be part of your lunch or have it as a snack. Many food shops now have pre-cut fruit salads and pieces – a convenient shortcut if you don’t have time peel and cut whole fruits.