have teamed up to
give us the ultimate Hunger Games diet, based on the meat and produce-heavy
Paleo diet. Ya don’t have to go hardcore—and should definitely talk to your doc
before making significant changes to your current diet—but ascribing to these
three ideas can help you up the energy and healthfulness of your current
regimen. Adding in lean protein and fresh produce? That’s a plus in our book!
Still not convinced? Just ask yourself: What would Katniss do?
The health and fitness gurus at
Eat for fuel
Eat frequent, small meals made from fresh foods to keep your
body in fighting condition throughout the day. Plan ahead and carry on-the-go
snacks like trail mix made with nuts and raisins, or a piece of fruit with some
Help your ‘rents with meal prep
Buying new and separate foods for your meal plan might not
be convenient for your mom and dad. How about making it extra convenient for
them by helping them out? Offer to go with your parent on their weekly grocery
shopping trip and pick out some new fresh foods that aren't typically on your
family's dinner table. Then, offer to prepare an easy Hunger Games-themed meal for the whole family. This tip is a
double whammy: you'll give your parents a night off, and you'll be cooking a
fun, healthy meal.
Appreciate what ya eat!
Nature offers us a variety of foods that most of us have
never tried before. As we learned in The Hunger Games, it's important to appreciate all of the wonderful
smells and flavors of the foods that we have access to. Start becoming a food
appreciator by trying one new kind of vegetable per week. You never know! You
may find a new favorite.
BY GL ON 3/22/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, The Hunger Games, health, nutrition