It’s easy to fall into poor eating habits in winter –one rich treat leads to another, and before you know it, you have fallen off the wagon. If you have emerged from the winter season feeling sluggish, we have some ideas to help you get back on track. Let’s start with spring cleaning your first meal of the day to give you a healthier start.

Before we begin, remember that being healthier takes a series of small lifestyle choices every day. The success will not be overnight, but it will be worth it.

Get in the kitchen

Make home-made instant oats for breakfast. This way, you will know what is in your cereal. Plus, home-made food can be more cost-effective than store-bought options. Try this tropical fruit overnight oats recipe:

Eat the rainbow

Swap dull stews and soups for colourful salads, and raw or roasted vegetables. Make a colourful fruit salad with oranges, mango, papaya, berries and cherries.

Resist office treat temptations

  • Get rid of all unhealthy snacks at home and your work desk.
  • Keep your desk drawers stocked with healthy snacks like nuts and dried fruits.
  • Never go to bed without planning the next day’s meals to avoid leaving in a rush without food from home.
  • When feeling hungry, drink a glass of water first. You will feel fuller and be less likely to eat a bigger portion.

Drink up

Now that temperatures are gradually rising and it’s getting warmer, our bodies will naturally need more water to stay hydrated. Start the day off with a glass of water or eat your breakfast and then drink the water.
If you struggle with drinking water, try some healthy flavoured water options from our blog Easy food swaps for a healthier spring.

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