With the onset of cold weather, it becomes more difficult to be vigorous and eat exceptionally healthy food. But it is quite possible to instill good habits without violence and haste, step by step.
Since we have more rest in the summer, then in the winter there is more time to work, including on ourselves and our space. This is a good time to rid the house of unnecessary things or buy new ones, or you can learn to draw, try a new sport, or sort out your eating habits once and for all. Let’s try to highlight a few points that will help you spend the holidays and winter without compromising your shape and health. Examples of daily food.
It is convenient to plan any meal “from vegetables”. For example, I have whole grain bread toast for breakfast, followed by avocado guacamole with tomato and herbs. Or oatmeal with pesto. For lunch – vegetable cream soup (no cream) or mushroom soup, and for risotto – a portion of green lettuce. For dinner, I will bake 2-3 types of vegetables in the oven, and with them – meat or fish. A head of lettuce, a pack of arugula or spinach, chard is always in the refrigerator.
Adding olive oil and lemon juice, a handful of nuts or soft goat cheese to them, you can get a much lighter dish than the traditional Caesar, salads with sour cream dressing or the heavyweight classic – Olivier. And a few cucumbers, asparagus shoots, radishes or grilled peppers eaten before meals will turn the party into a healthier one.
More healthy fats
Morning cereals can be boiled in water or coconut milk, and one type of nut, pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds can be added to ordinary berries or unsweetened fruits. You can fill them with delicious unrefined oil. Nutritionists call such cereals supercharged. They are loaded with superfoods – foods with increased nutritional value. Good unsaturated fats have many functions in the body. They are important for the good functioning of the brain, they protect and cushion the internal organs. Plus, by including good fats in breakfast, you can stay hungry for longer.
They help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing down the rate at which glucose is released into the blood. The second breakfast option is to choose lightly salted salmon and avocado for an omelet or eggs. Any unrefined oils, raw nuts and seeds, fatty fish are what you need. Water drinking is not a mechanical thirst quencher. Health, a strong body, wellness and a figure are held together by several fundamental pillars. One of them is correct, timely and abundant drinking. The trick is that nothing can replace water. No fresh juice, no green smoothie, no herbal tea, no filter coffee or matcha. And without sports, a person loses water every day through sweat, secretions, breath and skin, especially during sleep. But water carries nutrients to the cells and removes waste from them. Therefore, it is important to drink a glass or two of clean water upon waking and before each meal, as well as at the slightest sign of thirst. This will be enough.
Surely most of the spices are already on the shelf at home. So I’ll just remind you how important it is to use them. In winter, it’s simple – everything that goes into mulled wine is also good for regular food. Ginger with herbs – for fish, nutmeg, cloves – for morning banana pancakes, cinnamon – along with chili for turkey. Cardamom is a true champion of both Western and Eastern herbal medicine. It will be useful for poor digestion, general lethargy or drowsiness, lack of energy – a common problem in the modern lifestyle. It stimulates blood circulation and in cold weather perfectly warms up the body from the inside. In smoothies and morning porridge.
You can try visiting not with eclairs, but with mangoes and a pack of cashews. Fruits and nuts are also a dessert. And quite self-sufficient. They pair well with wine. For dinner, you can grab goat cheese and a pack of greens or avocado. This is a good example, and it is contagious.
After any meal, watching a movie, with friends, with children, there is always a choice: lie down on the sofa or go for a walk. While the white snow crunches underfoot and the cheeks turn pink from frost, while the air is crystal clear, not dusty, not stuffy, even a 15-minute walk will be in your favor. All points, it would seem, are not difficult, but we can skillfully postpone them. And we can fall in love with this idea and bring it to life. The usual body chemistry multiplied by the invigorating winter air.