#WeEatWell19

29/10/19

Dr Zoe tweets as ‪@4AdsthePoet‬ and has challenged us in November to embrace a month of eating well and is encouraging us to share our stories as we join in with #WeEatWell19.

Public Health England has loads of helpful guides to help us with this challenge which can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-eatwell-guide

Healthy eating is also good for the planet https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/28/healthy-diet-means-a-healthy-planet-study-shows fruit, vegetables, beans and wholegrains are best for both avoiding disease and protecting the climate and water resources apparently!

Yet in our busy lives it can be hard to be intentional in our healthy eating habits. For me its rather too tempting to reach for a bag of Percy Pigs on my commute home which is something I’m rather partial too! I’m going to try hard to dump this habit! Although it looks like dark chocolate can remain in! https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7-health-benefits-dark-chocolate thanks @‪KitzingerCelia‬ 😉

So I’m going to dust off my ‘healthy eating’ cook books (I have quite a few, often picked up from various charity shops over the years!) and test some new ideas. I’m also going to try to drink more water, I’m not too good at this so I’ll be adding some slices of lemon 🍋 or a herbal teabag to make it a bit more interesting …. hopefully this will help in reducing my Diet Coke habit too! It will provide an opportunity to put my colourful collection of chilly bottles to good use.

Dr Zoe recognises the challenges of shift working, long commutes, stretched budgets, supporting families, caring for relatives, the list is endless of all the things that mean we revert sometimes to less than healthy choices. Time saving and cost efficient ideas will be valued. I’m going to try to load up a plastic lunch box for the following day each evening too, to reduce the temptation of a mayo laden sarnie when I’m on the move.

So will you join in using the hashtag #WeEatWell19 and post pics of your healthy eating ideas for the month of November? I’m hoping to develop some new habits, pick up some new recipe ideas and dump some old ones!

Oh and did I mention there’s a prize? Dr Zoe is offering a scrummy fruit basket for the best posts over the next 30 days. Bring on Friday 1st November 😉

Author: @kathevans2

I’m a Children’s Nurse who is passionate about improving healthcare and life with people who use services. I love getting out in the countryside or to the seaside to promote my mental health and well-being. On a journey to doing 100 marathons (slowly!) & part of team #NHS1000miles (new members always welcome!) I also love charity shopping, cooking and healthy eating too 😉 Sharing thoughts on a range of things that interest me. Comments, challenge, links to further thinking and research are most welcome. Learning and thinking together is always more fun!

4 thoughts on “#WeEatWell19”

  1. Having just seen my husband Kath’s dad complete his 6 week diabetic awareness course (my take – sent him to Diabetic University !) we (I) have looked hard at what we were eating over that 6 weeks so a healthy November challenge is very probably the motivation I (and he ! ) now need, so yes WE will gladly join in – won’t you Colin (Kath’s dad). Kind regards meal list planning out – Ann Maureen Evans – Kath;s mum xx

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  2. Thanks Kath. I have been meal planning as part of #NursingYou. There is still more I can do. I eat lots of vegetables but not fruit – so eating two pieces of fruit will be one of my goals.

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