Hey Babies,

 

Let’s talk about daily decision making. We make choices every single day that determine whether we will reach our goals, or not. At every meal we are faced with a decision between choosing something that is going to support our body and our goals OR something that might satisfy our cravings, but won’t help us become better versions of ourselves. I want to help you to achieve your goals, so keep reading to find out how I make healthy decisions each day!

 

 

Choose veggies!

 

 

Everyday, I try to get as many veggies into my body as I can! Veggies are nutrient dense, meaning they provide us with plenty of micronutrients, per calorie, that keeps our bodies functioning at their best. I encourage you to incorporate a heap of veggies into your diet as they’re super high in nutrients but relatively low in calories. Plus, they provide fibre to fill you up and keep you full for longer. I am obsessed with spinach, kale, broccoli, zucchini, bell peppers and mushrooms!

 

 

Veggies Are Great


Steer clear of soda!


Most of the sodas available don’t provide our bodies with many benefits. They are generally high in calories and not much else! So, if you haven’t already, it’s time to start limiting sodas to special occasions at the most. Swap out that soft drink for other delicious delicious alternatives (like kombucha) that are widely available now too! if I’m craving a sweet drink, my go to is sipping on some Beyond BCAAs, which are loaded with muscle loving BCAAs and B vitamins, which are essential considering my plant-based diet.


 

Look for healthy fat sources


 In the past we have been told to steer clear of fat, but we now know that our bodies actually need fat to survive! Foods such as avocado, nuts, seeds, extra virgin olive oil and oily fish (if you choose to eat meat) are all sources of healthy fats that have been linked to decreased lifestyle disease, and can even improve joint and brain health. Keep in mind that fatty foods do have a higher calorie content, so you don’t need to eat a lot to reap the benefits.

 

Healthy Fat Foods

 

Opt for nutrient dense sweet treats


Remember to always look for little ways to improve everyday through each and every meal. Here are a few quick swaps you can make that will make your dish that little bit healthier:

 

 • Swap your milk type (soy, almond or coconut are my favorites)

 • Use whole grain, quinoa or veggie-based pasta

 • Choose olive oil in your cooking rather than vegetable oil

 • Opt for dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate

 • Aim for vegetables to make up around 50% of your meal

 

Check out the infographic below to see more ways you make healthier food choices and find out how your favorite cheat foods relate to exercise!


Food Swaps

 

I challenge YOU to make at least one healthy food swap everyday this week! You can start with just one healthy swap a day and then work your way, bit by bit, towards a new, healthier lifestyle.

 

Want to make more daily healthy choices, but don’t know where to start? Check out my meal plans! I have regular and vegan programs that will not only guide you towards better food choices and help you increase your healthy food intake, but they will also help you to reach your body goals!