5 Health Tips You Haven’t Thought Of
It’s so easy to head to Google and get some quick diet advice–but unfortunately with the wealth of information out there, it’s easy to find tips and strategies that at the very least won’t benefit you, and at the worst, can derail your best efforts to achieve weight loss, energy and overall health improvements.
We’ll help you cut through the mire and get you on the right track. Here are five health tips that will make your food taste better, excite you to try new recipes and ideas, and take the stress out of eating–just in time for the holidays!
- Rotate Your Diet
Diet rotation is a fancy term for variety–ya know, the spice of life. Most of us head to the grocery store and pick up the same few foods to make our staple meals we feel comfortable with. We’re sure the whole family will like and eat these, so why rock the boat? Actually, consuming the same foods day after day can lead to food intolerances as well as gaps in your diet, leaving you with vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The result can be fatigue, digestive issues, weight gain and a variety of imbalances that can bring on unwanted health consequences. Ensuring you keep your meal ideas fresh will help stave off boredom and also support your health goals. If you’ve tossed broccoli in your cart for 4 weeks in a row, trade those florets for some Romanesco. Never heard of it? That’s great, try it and see what you think.
- Eat With the Seasons
Did you know that berries aren’t in season come Fall? How would you when they’re on every shelf in supermarkets across the country year round? Of course some of our favorite foods will land on our plates throughout the seasons, but it’s ideal to shop at farmer’s markets (or order online and let them come to you) for the freshest, most nutrient-dense options. Not only are they bursting with phytochemicals and antioxidants to stave off disease and chronic illnesses, but they are rich with flavor. A fresh Fall apple tastes completely different than the ones at the large grocery store chains. You will love (and taste) the difference!
- Eating for Hormonal Balance
Our Cambiati Clean way of eating promotes blood sugar and hormone balance. Food is so powerful, and balancing the right components and portions can support your hormones so that you’re feeling stable, your metabolism is working well, and you’re feeling energized and great on a daily basis. Plus, it’s way easier than you think–once you get some basic points down, you’ll know how to fill up your plate so it works for you.
- Stop Counting Calories or Points
Counting calories and points is sooo 2000. It is time consuming, takes the fun out of food, and is not very accurate. Foods vary so much, and despite what you may have heard, a calorie is not just a calorie. Different foods affect you differently, and the same amount of calories from vegetables vs. chocolate are going to work differently and not support your body in the same ways. Wouldn’t it be great if you could stop doing all that work and STILL lose the weight? At Cambiati, we make it super simple–there’s no counting anything, and our clients love that!
- Trying a New Food Every Time You go to the Grocery Store
To get that variety in your diet, one great strategy is to try a new food every time you go to the market or grocery store. It keeps things interesting. Never heard of that weird-looking vegetable? Great! Buy it and then look for some recipes (on cambiati.com) to do some experimenting in the kitchen! And don’t forget to let us know how it goes, we love to see what our clients and supporters are up to!
If you’re looking for more guidance on healthier eating habits, visit us at Cambiati Wellness Programs. We offer a wide range of services that will help you become the healthiest version of yourself.