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Make this one simple change to live a healthier, more vibrant life!

Make this ONE simple change to live a healthier more vibrant life...Eat more fruits and vegetables! GEt your free 3-day jump start meal plan at The Spicy RD!Eat more vegetables and fruits & get my FREE 3-Day Meal Plan to jump start your most healthiest, most vibrant life!

There.

I said it.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, my #1 tip to live a healthier, more vibrant life, is to eat more vegetables and fruits!

If you’ve been with me from the beginning, you know that’s been my mantra from the get-go. See this post, this post, oh, and even this post.

But, to be totally honest with you, even though I eat around 6 servings of vegetables and fruit, most days of the year, last month I was a total loser, with a capital L, about getting in my 6+ servings/day.

I could blame it all on Mr. Spicy, who started the whole month of debauchery with a {FABULOUS} surprise birthday trip for me, and our friends, to Puerto Vallarta right after Thanksgiving.

Happiness in hanging out by the pool in Puerto Vallarta | EA Stewart, Spicy RD NutritionSide note: Birthday massage + hanging out by the pool with friends + margarita in hand = pure bliss!

OR, I could blame it all on the nasty cold I came down with right after our return from Puerto Vallarta, and that lasted well into the holidays.

OR, I could blame it on the holiday season, full of sweets, treats, and more good cheer, OR, the equally nasty {but fortunately short lived} stomach flu I came down with the day after Christmas.

But, the truth is, there is nothing, nobody, no one to blame~not even myself, because life happens.

Every. Single. Day.

And, the best thing we can do, when real life gets in our way, is pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, pat ourselves on the back, and get back to the habits that we know make us feel our best.

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For me, that’s eating more fruits and vegetables.

Why we all should eat more vegetables and fruits…

  1. When you eat more vegetables and fruits, you nourish your body with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that energize you, and help you get your glow on from the inside out!
  2. Plus, you’re feeding fiber, aka prebiotics, to all those good buggies in your gut, which helps promote a healthy microbiome. And, a healthy gut = a happier, healthier you!
  3. You’re ADDING foods to your diet, instead of taking things out, which is WAY more enjoyable, don’t you think?!
  4. And, lastly, when you eat more vegetables and fruits, because they’re so filling, your body naturally, almost effortlessly, craves fewer sweets, treats, and less nourishing foods, without completely removing them from your diet {see above}. This makes for a SUSTAINABLE habit that will naturally lead you to a healthy, more vibrant life for the LONG TERM!

"Eat More Vegetables and Fruits 3-Day Meal Plan" to help you live a healthier. more vibrant life! | Get your FREE plan at EA Stewart, The Spicy RDWondering how you can add more vegetables and fruits to your diet?

  1. For starters, make it the number one habit you focus on this year. Indeed, it may be the only habit to work on, before adding in other healthy habits.
  2. Keep a log of how many vegetables and fruits you eat each day, for one week, then add in 1 or more servings per day each week, until you are eating, on average, 6 or more each day.
  3. Remember what I told you earlier…If you get your 6+ day habit going, then you slip up and fall short on your veggie and fruit intake, it’s A-OK. Just pick yourself up right where you left off. No blame, no excuses needed.
  4. And, last but not, least, click here to get my FREE “Eat More Vegetables and Fruits, 3 DAY Meal Plan to jump start your healthiest, most vibrant, and delicious life! Each day provides 6+ servings of vegetables and fruits in 3 delicious meals, plus one snack AND dessert. 🙂 Follow the meal plan as is, or use it for inspiration to create your own fruit and veggilicious meal plan.

Note: To my low FODMAP readers, this isn’t a low FODMAP meal plan. Please get in touch with me if you’d like a low FODMAP version-I’d love to work with you!

So, there you have it. The one simple change to make {if you’re not doing it already} is to eat more vegetables and fruits!

Wishing you a happy, healthy, vibrant, and delicious 2017!

Let’s chat!

Do you have any health habits you’re working on this year? Do you eat a lot of vegetables and fruits? If not, why not???

2 thoughts on “Make this one simple change to live a healthier, more vibrant life!”

  1. Ah my friend- you are NOT alone!! I somehow have only craved CHOs since these meds and literally for the first time in like a solid month chopped up fruits and veggies yesterday and snacked on them all day. It felt glorious. I was a new women!
    So, in the spirit of joining you and getting back to my roots (literally and figuratively), long live the veggie! Eyeing your avocado tzatziki to whip up this week now! Can’t wait to hike with you my pal!

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