Plus my FebPhotoFest Day 2…
I am going to go into more detail regarding foods that work for me the week after next – catch up week. But wanted to write a quick five top tummy tips to healthy eating. About possible things to look out for if you are trying to improve the way you eat.
Top Tummy Tips
Top Tip One ~ Read the Labels.
I was reading Marie’s post and she mentioned about reading the labels on food products and it is certainly the logical and sensible thing to do. Why wouldn’t we? It is up to us to take responsibility for what we consume and this is a great way to start. Know what you are eating and if you see an ingredient you are not familiar with look it up.
Top Tip Two ~ Watch out for Sweeteners.
I wrote here in more detail about sweeteners. There is a lot of evidence that they can cause all kinds of health problems. Mostly, anything artificial for me is a no no. Except a dildo!
Top Tip Three ~ Cook from Scratch
When ever possible start your meal from scratch. I was once chatting to a friend about this and she said she always cooked from scratch and then proceeded to go to the freezer and get out a pack of chicken Kiev. She then made some mash and steamed some broccoli and really did think she was cooking from scratch. It is definitely more healthy to try and limit pre-prepared and processed food in your diet.
Top Tim Four ~ Organic vegetables
When at all possible purchase organic vegetables. It really can make a big difference cutting down on pesticides. They can cause a lot of allergic reactions. I will be writing more about that in week four.
Top Tip Five ~ Avoid Meat with Hormones.
Julie wrote about how some food products we purchase contain hormones. Meat is one of them. This may have an adverse effect on our health. If at all possible buy organic locally sourced meat from a farm shop or similar.
Health and Cost
My man and I try and heed the above five points to healthy eating when ever possible. Since we have followed this plan his Lyme disease symptoms mainly stay at bay and we do not pick up the annoying viruses that go around. And as to the cost – we have to shop on a budget so are always on the look out for the mark-down products. Then we freeze them for a later date. Also there are supermarkets such as Aldi who offer organic and free range products for an economical price.
February Photo Fest – Theme Outdoors
My FebPhotoFest2020 photo for day 2 was taken a few years ago in Portugal. Here is another similar image shot at the same time.
Mention ~ I have been checking out the other people in the PhotoFest and really liked this image from day 1