Did you know 1 in 4 Americans eat the same type of food every single day? Even if that food is healthy, it could be making it more difficult for your body to shed extra pounds. Every food and macronutrient seems to provide unique benefits to the body. Anthropology shows that the “hunter and gatherer” ancestors ate a wide variety of foods to help stave off disease and maintain health. Thus, eating a wide variety of foods not only keeps us from food boredom, but actually benefits our gut health and metabolism! So here are some ways to help you change it up.
1. Eat Seasonally. Find out what’s in season locally and incorporate those foods into your diet. There’s a reason pumpkin and squash are so popular this time of year and they are so easy to bring into your daily nutrition! Check out our recipe section for some new recipes using pumpkin and protein!
2. Find new and healthy meal plans. Sure, there’s lots of meal plans out there with the click of your search engine, but how do you know what’s really healthy and right for your fitness goals? Supplement Rx has built several 21 Day Meal Plans with the guidance of a registered dietician customized to fit fitness and calorie goals. Find your plan in our new meal plans section!
3. Meet new vegetables. Most people only eat a handful of the same vegetables over and over and that can get to be boring. Learn how to bring leeks, fennel, chard, or even dandelion greens into your diet. You might be surprised at what you’ve been missing.
4. Go Multi-Grain. Do you know how many types of grains are out there and easy-to-use? Gluten-free has become the new trend and is really bringing to light the many grains available. Most Americans have formed a monogamous relationship with wheat, making it a part of EVERY meal. Try changing it up! Your body will benefit from the different nutrients available in quinoa, millet, amaranth, barley, rye, and/or farro.
Incorporating new healthy food choices keeps us more apt to stick to a healthy eating plan and a healthy lifestyle. Take a stroll through the produce section at your local grocer or farmer’s market and see what you’ve been missing!