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You are what you eat.

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What we put in our bodies directly affects how we feel. If you are feeling tired and lethargic, try changing up your diet a bit and see how you feel. Eating delicious and healthy options will get you feeling more energized and help your body to digest properly. Here are some tips on how to change your eating habits.

It starts with how we shop at the grocery store. Try to stay on the perimeter of a grocery store when you shop. When you get into the middle isles of a store that’s where you find much more of the processed foods. The perimeter of your grocery store gets changed out more frequently and is where you can find the produce and better healthier options.

Produce is important. The more produce we have in our diets the better we feel. Try packing your cart with delicious vegetables and fruits. The richer in color a vegetable is, then the more antioxidants and vitamins it has. Some great options are beets, spinach, carrots, eggplant, blueberries, cherries, kale, purple cabbage, etc.

Portion control. Try having smaller meals instead of packing everything in. When we stuff ourselves we regret it almost immediately after so why do we do that to ourselves? A helpful tip is to use a smaller dish. We tend to eat everything that is on the plate so might as well try using a smaller plate.

Lastly, try staying away from sweetened drinks, saturated fats, over processed foods, fatty and processed meats. If the goal is to feel better we need to change what we put into our bodies.

Remember to drink more water. Be good to your body, we only get one.

Written by:
Amanda Cuoco