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3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Nutrition

It's never easy to change your diet. Diets become habitual over time and, well, habits are notoriously difficult to break. But what we put in our bodies each day, makes a huge difference in how we look, think, act, and feel. Therefore, we need to make our diets a priority. While it's not necessarily a cake walk to do so, maintaining a healthy diet can have beneficial side effects such as healthy skin and hair, improved immunity, more energy, and healthy weight management. If you are interested in improving your overall nutrition, here are some easy ways to do so:

Cook in larger quantities

In order to avoid the "oh no, I have nothing to eat and no time to cook so I'd better go through the drive-through for the fourth time this week" moments, try to prep as many meals as you possibly can at the beginning of the week. For example, you can make a big pot of turkey and vegetable soup, and eat that throughout the week. You can also roast a few chicken breasts to have on hand for salads, as well as pre-chopped fruits and veggies.

Don't eat if you aren't hungry

So many of our extra caloric intake each day is due to mindless eating. We eat when we're bored. We eat when we're tired. We eat in front of the TV. In order to avoid mindless snacking, be sure to ask yourself if you are actually hungry before you start shoveling food into your mouth. If the answer is no, then do something to take your mind off of food. Pick up a book, or go for a quick walk. Furthermore, you shouldn't be eating while you are distracted by the TV. If you pay attention during meals, then you will be more likely to pick up on your body's cues when you are satisfied (remember- satisfied does not equal stuffed).

Consider consulting with your chiropractor

Many people are not aware that good nutrition and chiropractic care actually go hand-in-hand. Because a healthy diet can potentially help a person to heal from injuries faster, chiropractic practitioners encourage their patients to follow a healthy and balanced nutrition plan. You can ask your practitioner to help you come up with a plan that is specifically tailored to your personal needs, based on your health concerns.  


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