I’ve been consciously trying to improve my eating habits over the past few weeks. I am not on a strict diet, I am simply being more mindful of the what I choose to fuel my body with. I think for a lot of people the word ‘diet’ has quite negative connotations as it implies denial. I am not denying myself the foods I enjoy because I know if I take that stance, I’ll just crave them even more. If I want some chocolate or a piece of cake, I have it – I just don’t eat the entire bar or the entire cake!
I have really upped my water intake recently and have noticed a lot of differences. My skin is a lot clearer, my hair is shinier and I’m not as peckish for snacks in the afternoon as I used to be. I drink tea in the morning but after lunch, I try to stick to plain water. I aim to drink two 750ml bottles a day. If I feel a bit hungry in the afternoon, I’ll drink a glass of water and then reassess. If I’m still hungry, I’ll have an apple or some oatcakes. Often though, I discover I wasn’t actually hungry, I was just thirsty!