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Spring Cleaning Your Diet

Spring Cleaning Your Diet
Our next #30in30 #nutritionmonth blog post is from Helene Charlebois, Registered Deitian/Nutrition Consultant. Thank you for submitting!

It's almost Spring time in Canada; time to rejuvenate & celebrate! Canadians break out of hibernation with enthusiasm and vigor. What better way to refresh than by spring cleaning your house, your yard, your garage, your office and especially, your health. Here are some strategies to inspire you to Spring Clean Your Health!
  • Health space your kitchen. Clean out your cupboards, pantries, refrigerators & freezers. In with the new: healthy fruits, vegetables, good fats, lean proteins and whole grains. Out with the old: replace old flour, spices, herbs, condiments & frozen foods. For canned foods that you are simply not eating, donate these to the food bank.
  • Veg out! Go Green, orange, red, yellow! Including 2 vegetables at lunchtime and supper will perk up your antioxidant levels
  • Fruits are in! Try these as snacks to help boost your mid meal energy levels; 2 to 3 per day is your goal.
  • Eat clean. Stay clear of high fat & highly sweet foods. Eating as close to the farm as possible is key. Start with one day at first; set it in your calendar. 
  • Beverages count too! Drinking for hydration is your target.
  • Plan & Prioritize. Make an appointment with yourself for health. Set a fun and simple food and exercise goal everyday. It could be as easy as ‘ I will have 3 fruits today & will walk 15 minutes over my lunchtime’. If you plan it, you will do it!
  • Buy a new pair of athletic shoes or some new funky laces to spruce up your slightly used pair. It will put a spring in your step.
  • Rejuvenate your activity routine. Spring is about renewal. What better time than to try a new yoga class, pilates session or a new trail to walk/run. Be spontaneous!
Striving for healthy habits is a yearlong adventure. Springtime is a great place to start. Rejuvenate your health by dusting off and getting outside.

Cheers to Canada!


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