You might have seen in the news today that as a country we consumed up to 15% more calories during lockdown compared to before the pandemic. As a nutritional therapist I don’t encourage calorie counting. However, if you have found that the combination of eating more and moving less over these last months has not been kind to you then do not despair!
One simple way to better health is to eat more colourful vegetables. By ‘eating a rainbow’, that is a range of red, yellow, orange, green, blue/purple and white/brown vegetables, you will get lots of fibre which will help to fill you up. They will also provide you with a range of essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (which help to protect you from a variety of conditions). A range of vegetables also helps to support the health of your gut microbiome (or good bacteria) by giving them what they like to eat!
So look through this list of suggestions for coloured vegetables. Maybe you could try to eat one from each group every day for a week? Let me know how you get on. I'd love to hear from you!