KUNLE'S HEALTHY EATING TIPS: No1
By our fitness coach Kunle Odetoyinbo MSc BSc CN Med.
Healthy eating is really more about getting into good habits and sticking to them. It’s about little things like substituting a ready meal for a proper dinner including fresh vegetables, and not snacking on chocolate every afternoon but eating an apple instead.
These following ten tips - which will be posted on the site over the coming weeks - advise you on getting into good habits, without having to cut out all the treats you enjoy.
Be sure to drink plenty of water — about 2 litres is the recommended daily amount for adults. Our hydration status influences almost everything we do and dehydration can cause fatigue, dizzyness and even sickness. Despite this, few of us drink enough of this important nutrient, instead we drink coffee, tea and fizzy drinks, which are all diuretics (i.e. promote water loss from the body). Make sure you consume the recommended daily amount perhaps by substituting a cup of coffee or pint of lager that you would normally drink for a bottle of water each day.
Exercise increases the need for water, as do increases in environmental temperature. It is therefore important to take water during the day at regular intervals and especially during exercise.