We are what we eat... most of the time!

Published 22/10/2013 | 09:18

WE all know there is a strong link between what we eat and being well. There is a great deal of truth in the phrase "you are what you eat".

However, in the real world we all have good and bad days when it comes to healthy eating.

I am a firm believer that it is what we do most of the time that really counts in terms of diet.

I often talk to clients about the 80:20 rule.

If you aim to eat healthy foods 80% of the time and leave 20% to indulge in your favourite foods, then you are on the right track.

No one is perfect and no matter what our lifestyle or work schedules are, small positive changes can really make a big difference to our long-term health.

Changes such as switching the 11am chocolate bar for fruit could be one positive change or cooking food in a healthier way such as grilling or baking instead of frying.

Developing healthier eating habits is easier than you might think and you will look and feel so much better.

Diet and exercise also play an important role in helping to reduce high cholesterol, blood pressure, improve digestion, regulate blood sugars and can reduce risk of developing some types of cancers.

Tonight (Tuesday), I will be delivering a free talk at the Radisson Hotel in Sligo at 7pm and it is open to all. I will provide practical advice on healthier eating for all the family.

Sligo Champion

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