GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Should you spring-clean your diet?
The answer is a resounding yes!
Typically, you should think about adjusting your diet at least twice a year, in the spring before you go into eating more lighter fare and raw foods in the spring and summer, and in the fall, before you start eating more heavier and cooked foods in the fall and winter.
Look at the habits you’ve created over these winter months and start gradually adjusting to more cleaner, lighter meals.
It’s important to remember that grand, sweeping changes don’t create lasting health. It’s the things that you do daily and consistently instead, that create lasting health and wellness.
Some of the foods to avoid are anything processed, foods with added sugar in them, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, and of course, all those heavy, oily, greasy foods.
What should you include? Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lentils and beans. These foods will help you feel better.
Regina Topelson is the owner of Life Well-Lived, a nutrition practice in Englewood, Colo., serving individuals with digestive issues and cancer survivors. Find out more about her practice at lifewell-lived.com.
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