Fat plays many different roles in the body, giving you energy (calories). They help your body absorb vitamins A, D, E and K. They help your body grow, adapt, and develop.
Listen to your stomach and your brain…
Munchies? No problem! Snack as often as your body tells you to, just stick to healthier alternatives to chips and chocolates, fruits, veggies, rice crisps, etc.
Skipping a meal can cause major cravings later in the day that lead to overeating and weight gain. Spread your meals throughout the day so you can stay energized and satisfied.
Plate size matters
A smaller dinner plate has the power to trick your brain into feeling more satisfied with less food. Make this little switch to start eating less without feeling deprived.
Fats CAN be good for you!
If you’re avoiding all fat, think again. Healthy fats, like those found in fish, nuts and seed are important for energy production, brain function and the absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K. Even saturated fat in moderation is good for you, but avoid trans fat completely.
Carbs for life!
While it’s healthy to restrict refined carbohydrates, no-carb diets can do more harm than good. Your body and brain need sugar to function at their best, so eat lots of vegetables and legumes, along with whole grains and fruit in moderation.
Water, water, everywhere, so please, have a drink…
Water not only keeps you hydrated, but it also controls your appetite, promotes healthy skin and hair, helps your body process toxins and is the best favour you can do for yourself. Drink up!
Proteins are the construction workers of your body…
Protein is an important nutrient for your health. It is made up of amino acids that help to build and repair body tissues, create energy, strengthen immune function and more.
Know the limits…
The average Canadian consumes approximately 3400mg of sodium every day - more than double what we need! Do what you can to keep your daily intake to 1500mg.