Healthy body relies on good nutrition

I’m getting really good at making tasty meals with tofu

For far too long, cookies and potato chips were a regular part of my diet. I avoided vegetables completely. I was eating all the wrong kinds of foods, but it was mainly just a bad habit. After looking in the mirror and being very unhappy with my significant weight gain, I signed up with a personal trainer. I expected a very intense and challenging workout regiment. I was surprised by the emphasis on good nutrition. I’ve learned that a diet rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants is vital to a healthy lifestyle. Eating right has not only made me look better but feel better. I’ve introduced a variety of superfoods into my regular diet. Superfoods provide large doses of what the body needs and promotes heart health, weight loss and higher energy levels. They reduce the risk of certain chronic health conditions and slow the effects of aging. I worried that changing my way of eating would be difficult and awful. My personal trainer advised me to start small. I made simple, gradual alterations to my daily eating routine. My target was fewer calories, less cholesterol and more stable blood sugar levels. There are so many benefits to superfoods that make the change in diet worthwhile. They protect the body’s organs from toxins, lessen inflammation and regulate metabolism. Combining better eating habits with a dedicated exercise routine has greatly improved my quality of life. I’m at less risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and all sorts of health issues. The personal trainer offered some really helpful tips that made the transition less of a challenge. Following his recommendations, I replaced tuna with salmon and rice with quinoa. I use avocado instead of butter and reach for a handful of almonds instead of candy. I’ve also replaced potatoes with cauliflower or sweet potatoes and I’ve added kale to my salad. I’m getting really good at making tasty meals with tofu. I’ve realized that variety is important. I make sure to include all different fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, legumes and nuts.