It’s true when people say your body is your temple – you get out of what you put in.
If you constantly put junk food in, you will more than likely feel sluggish. If you are constantly stressed this can cause an imbalance in the body and may lead to eating those junk foods that you are trying so hard to avoid.
Upon waking: Take time to stretch out all your muscles then start the day with a glass of hot water with a lemon slice added to it.
Breakfast: 2 slices of wholemeal toast with a boiled egg, followed by a piece of fruit.
Mid Morning: Grab yourself a mug of herbal tea and take a few minutes to do some relaxation techniques, such as meditation or yoga. Grab yourself a healthy snack if you’re peckish (carrot sticks and hummus, pickles, rice crackers, or cottage cheese are all great choices).
Mid Afternoon: Take another few minutes out to have a full body stretch, a small walk or to practice the relaxation technique again. Grab another mug of herbal tea and a healthy snack if hungry.
Dinner: Chicken breast topped with passata, herbs and thinly sliced mozzarella (cooked in the oven so the cheese melts), served with mixed vegetables and baby potatoes. Finish off with a fruit salad topped with natural yogurt and a drizzle of honey.
Early Evening: Go for a swim, walk the dog or do an exercise DVD at home – burn away those stresses of the day and get that blood flowing! Don’t forget to re-hydrate with plenty of water afterwards. If you’re feeling peckish why not have a handful of nuts or a small bowl of high fibre cereal such as Weetabix or Bran Flakes.
Before Bed: Run yourself a warm bubble bath, add a few drops of lavender oil and relax. Follow with a mug of hot chocolate before you head off to bed to get a minimum of 7 hours sleep.