If you want to catch Pokémon in the wild, you need to be strong and healthy. Our Easter gift to you is a collection of healthy eating tips so that you can become a great trainer.
Let’s get started!
1.Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Breakfast is the meal of champions. It gives you the energy and stamina to play hard, work hard, and look great. Here are some healthy breakfast recipes that’ll have you looking great and feeling great:
- Low Carb Pumpkin Pancakes
- Eggs in “Bacon” Cups
- Oatmeal Banana Bake
If you’re sitting at your workstation staring at the clock and counting down the minutes until lunchtime, you may opt for a quick snack to hold you over until then. Unfortunately, those snacks don’t do your body any good. Many popular snacks like granola bars or trail mix are high in sugar and refined carbohydrates, which cause blood sugar levels to spike and then dip. That leads to crankiness and poor concentration, not to mention extra calories that will leave you feeling sluggish and fat. Instead, opt for a handful of nuts or a raw vegetable like broccoli or carrots with hummus.
3.Have a salad for lunch every day.
Don’t be afraid to add some grilled chicken or some crumbled tofu to your salad. This will add more protein and calories to your meal while helping you make sure you are getting enough vegetables in your diet. I’m not a huge salad fan myself, but I really enjoy salad dressing on top when I do have a salad. Just remember to watch the portion sizes of your salad dressing as well. Some brands can contain hundreds of calories per serving.
4.Know your portion sizes.
From your doctor to every teenage girl you’ve ever met on Instagram, we’ve been told repeatedly that “portion sizes matter.” Portion control is vital for maintaining a healthy diet. It’s also crucial for any diet because it will help you eat less and feel more satisfied. To properly control portions, you need to know what a proper serving size is.
5.Get a little crazy with spices and herbs.
Add flavour to your meal with spices and herbs. Spices help decrease the amount of salt in your dishes, lowering your blood pressure. Herbs are packed with antioxidants and can help you lower your risk of chronic diseases. According to one study published in the Journal of Nutrition, those who consumed herbs and spices three times a week had lower body fat than those who didn’t. Another study discovered that men who ate garlic twice a week were less likely to develop heart disease. Adding both will boost the healthiness and palatability of your meals while decreasing your calorie count, making it a win-win situation!
Here is a tasty way to spice up your meals:
- Spiced Broccoli Stir Fry – This delicious side dish uses broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, sliced carrots, and green onions. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Add broccoli mix and sauté until broccoli becomes crisp-tender. Drizzle with Sesame Ginger Sauce before serving (1 Tbsp each soy sauce & vinegar for the sauce)
6.Buy fresh produce.
This is a simple tip, but it helps a lot. It’s easy to tell when vegetables and fruits are fresh instead of when they’ve been sitting around for a day (or two) longer than they should have been.
If you’re having trouble remembering, keep it simple with a small calendar that you can hang near your kitchen. You’ll be more likely to be reminded if it’s hanging in your face!
7.Get off the couch.
There are few things worse for your body or mind than spending hours sitting in front of the television or computer screen. Busting a move is an easy way to counter any health issues from an excess of television watching.
8.Don’t stress about food allergies and intolerances.
Cutting out entire food groups is terrifying, no matter your dietary restrictions. While some people might insist that dairy gives them acne or that gluten makes them bloated, you know how you feel after eating certain foods. You know how they make your stomach hurt or mess with your skin. Now, if you want to eat healthily, you don’t want to be consuming foods that cause these reactions. So, figure out what you’re okay cutting out and move on.
9.You Need To Eat Foods That Are Full Of Energy
The key to energy is carbohydrates. If you eat fewer carbohydrates, your body will start to eat away at its muscle to obtain energy. Eat carbohydrates!
When you’re out there exploring, you need to eat a lot of foods that are full of carbohydrates.
The best source for carbohydrates is rice, pasta and bread. These are the foods that humans have eaten for thousands of years, and they have also been proven to be the healthiest.
- Adding certain foods to your diet can make massive changes in your health and appearance. Adding foods such as avocado, coconut oil, flax seeds, electrolyte powder packets, chia seeds, and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet can help you slim down and gain a more attractive physique. Learn more here!
10. Drink, drink, drink!
Water is essential for your body to function and your organs to stay healthy. When you’re dehydrated, your body doesn’t work its best.
Dehydration makes your heart work harder.
You’ve probably heard it a million times, but when you’re dehydrated, your blood isn’t as thick as it should be. And when the blood is too thin, the heart has to work harder to pump blood through the body.
The irony is that many people stay away from water because they think it will make them bloated. It turns out that drinking lots of water helps you get rid of bloat.
When you consume an adequate amount of water, your kidneys stop retaining water and the excess sodium in your body is flushed out.
When you’re dehydrated, your kidneys get rid of excess water to preserve the body’s supply. This leaves you with less water overall, and it also allows the kidneys to retain sodium. Therefore, if you want to reduce bloating and look slimmer, make sure you drink plenty of water each day. Make sure it’s clean, fresh water. When we say freshwater, what we mean is unbottled or unfiltered water.