13. For The Birds.

Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days

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Eat like a bird.

 And I’m not talking about hardly eating (as most people imagine birds do.)  Have you ever actually watched a robin hunting for worms?  Or how much chickadees eat at a bird feeder?  Birds eat almost their weight in food everyday.  Although I’m not recommending you trying that, I am recommending following their pattern of eating.  Eat small amounts often.  I’m talking 6 times a day (3 meals and 3 snacks) Snack on healthy whole foods; nuts, seeds, berries, fruit, vegetables.

By filling your body with nutritious foods at regular intervals you are less likely to crash (and crave sugar or carbs).  Nuts and seeds are amazing when it comes nutritional value.  They contain good fats, protein, vitamins, and fibre.  Walnuts and almonds pack in particularly good punch when it comes to curbing appetite and sustaining your blood sugar.  You only need about a handful a day.  I divide that into two 1oz snacks along with some fresh berries or fruit.

A few things happen in your body with this combination: By combining the nuts/seeds with fruit, you get a burst of energy from the fruit sugars and then a gradual release of energy from the nuts proteins, keeping you satisfied longer.  The bulk of the fruit also helps to make you feel full.  Fruits and vegetables are nutritionally high, not calorie dense. So eat as much as you want.  And eat like a bird.

Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days

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