An Apple a Day: Simple Changes for a Healthier You

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  While it may take more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away, it is none-the-less a good start on the road toward getting healthy

Fruits and Vegetables

Adding fruits and vegetables should be an essential ingredient to all three meals.  Beginning with breakfast, add a banana with your morning bowl of cereal.  Slicing a banana into bite-sized chunks into your cereal not only introduces fruit into your meal, but it also adds a quite a bit of taste too.  Blueberries are also a great way to go when added to your morning cereal.  Your bowl of cereal will never taste livelier than it will with chunks of bananas or blueberries in each spoonful.

Healthy Lunch and Dinner

For lunch, throw an apple into your lunch bag each day instead of a bag of potato chips, or an after-lunch desert.  If you are going out for lunch, be sure to order the side salad instead of the French Fries.  Continue to re-enforcing the notion of fruits or vegetables with each meal.

For dinner, for those of you on the go-go-go, sometimes it’s easier to stop and grab a quick bite, or a sandwich, or a slice of pizza.  Instead of going for the large sandwich, or that extra slice of pizza, do as you did at lunch, and get a side salad along with your dinner.

Healthy Choices on the Run

Grabbing a quick bite is always the toughest time to grab a fruit or vegetable, but get yourself into the mindset of ordering the salad along with that slice or two.  By ordering the salad, you have introduced a vegetable into your meal, but you have also probably cut back on eating that extra slice of pizza.

Of course be sure to mix up the types of fruits you have with your meals.  While an apple a day may keep the doctor away, it will also make your lunch very boring day-after-day-after-day. 

As with reintroducing exercise into your daily routine, once you have reintroduced fruits and vegetables into each meal, you will soon be on your way to having them every meal.

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