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 😉