Summer is on the way (hopefully) so how can you get healthy for summer?
1 – Going to a BBQ? Take the chicken/fish and have loads of fresh salads, make salads with oil dressing rather than Mayonaise based. Use quinoa where you would use rice or pasta.
2 – Hydrate – make sure you are drinking plenty water - the average is 2L - this is roughly 4 pints or 8 glasses. You can include herbal teas in this but black tea and coffee are not included.
3 – Don’t skip meals – skipping meals will slow your metabolism and you are more likely to binge later. We've all had one of those days where we eat very little during the day and end up more than making up for it that evening. This also means that you are trying to digest large amounts in one go and are likely to go to bed with a digestive tract full of food.
4 – Consistency – 1 healthy meal a week isn’t going to make you healthy just as one not so healthy meal won’t make you super unhealthy either – be consistent
5 – Own your junk – we all have those inner thoughts that trip us up. Own yours, recognise them and decide they are not winning this battle. No one is perfect so stop beating yourself up. Being kind to yourself is more likely to lead you to eat better for yourself.
6 – Dib dib dib – be prepared – have tasty and healthy foods in the fridge and cupboards. Don’t buy foods for others you are trying not to eat. If it’s unhealthy why would you give it to someone you love?
7 – Make your focus health not weight! This really helps. Weight loss has so many negative conotations for so many people, feelings of lack of self worth, body image, social expectations. You remove all of that by choosing to make your goal health or healthy eating
8 – Don’t be a food fanatic – keep your mindset balanced. It’s not all or nothing, it’s having a good, healthy attitude towards food
9 – Get out!! – get out when the weather is nice – increases Vitamin D absorption and helps your mindset.
10 – Love the person in the mirror – be nice to yourself, if you’re not where you want to be yet, that’s ok, but you will get there easier if you support yourself rather than beat yourself with a stick.
If you are looking for help to feel a bit better by summer book in with Carina for her 3 month program
To find out more, you can contact Carina at
T -(087) 0978880,
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Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.