I’m continuously amazed at what a difference it makes when I eat a balanced diet and stay consistent with my yoga practice.
One of my friends who is a personal trainer suggests taking an “80/20” approach – when you’re looking to get in shape, focus 80% of your efforts on your diet, and 20% on your physical activity.
It’s important to make gradual changes and set attainable goals when you change how you eat. In order to sustain the changes, take small steps.
Incorporate one or two new healthy habits into your daily routine. Maybe instead of drinking soda, drink water with your meals. Or cut down your alcoholic beverage intake by one less drink per night.
I also love adding greens to each meal, and drinking more healthy smoothies for breakfast and lunch.
My favorite recipe is super simple, if you’d like to try it!
1/2 cup frozen berries (strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries)
1/2 cup spinach
1 cup almond milk
Blend and enjoy!
PS Leo at Zen Habits also has some amazing ideas for a gradual approach to healthy eating.