Tips for a Healthy, Happy Fall

Tips for a Healthy, Happy Fall

Fall​ ​is officially here in Vancouver!​ ​The​ ​rain is falling, the leaves are turning, and sweaters ​and scarves are making​ ​their​ ​way​ ​out​ ​the​ ​closet.​ ​​ ​It​ ​is​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​fall​ ​off​ ​the​ ​wagon​ ​and​ ​get​ ​out​ ​of routine​ ​over​ ​the​ ​summer​ ​holidays​ ​(hello​ ​bbqs​ ​and​ ​patio​ ​drinks!).​ ​Fall​ ​is​ ​the​ ​perfect​ ​time​ ​to​ ​start fresh​ ​and​ ​get​ ​back​ ​into​ ​the​ ​swing​ ​of​ ​things.
Here​ ​are​ ​a​ ​couple​ ​of​ ​tips​ ​to​ ​get​ ​your​ ​eating​ ​and​ ​nutrition​ ​back​ ​on​ ​track​ ​after​ ​summer holidays:

Make​ ​small​ ​changes:​​ ​Overhauling​ ​your​ ​diet​ ​completely​ ​can​ ​be​ ​overwhelming.​ ​Pick​ ​a​ ​few things​ ​that​ ​are​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​do​ ​and​ ​add​ ​as​ ​you​ ​go.​ ​Maybe​ ​this​ ​means​ ​having​ ​warm​ ​lemon​ ​water​ ​in the​ ​morning​ ​to​ ​help​ ​detoxify​ ​your​ ​liver​ ​or​ ​adding​ ​more​ ​greens​ ​to​ ​your​ ​meals.

Hydrate:​​ ​Make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​are​ ​getting​ ​in​ ​enough​ ​pure,​ ​clean​ ​water​ ​each​ ​day.​ ​Spice​ ​it​ ​up​ ​by adding​ ​cucumber,​ ​mint​ ​or​ ​berries​ ​for​ ​a​ ​refreshing​ ​taste.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​include​ ​detoxifying​ ​herbal teas​ ​into​ ​your​ ​day​ ​such​ ​as​ ​dandelion​ ​root,​ ​fennel​ ​or​ ​milk​ ​thistle.

Add​ ​detoxifying​ ​foods​ ​to​ ​your​ ​meals:​​ ​Turmeric,​ ​cinnamon,​ ​coconut​ ​oil,​ ​garlic,​ ​leafy​ ​greens and​ ​berries​ ​are​ ​all​ ​excellent​ ​sources​ ​of​ ​antioxidants​ ​that​ ​help​ ​cleanse​ ​and​ ​nourish​ ​your​ ​body.

Be​ ​prepared:​​ ​Have​ ​a​ ​few​ ​staples​ ​on​ ​hand​ ​such​ ​as​ ​quinoa​ ​or​ ​brown​ ​rice,​ ​a​ ​good​ ​quality​ ​protein and​ ​prepared​ ​veggies​ ​so​ ​it​ ​is​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​throw​ ​a​ ​meal​ ​together​ ​in​ ​a​ ​pinch.

If​ ​you’re​ ​feeling​ ​a​ ​little​ ​bit​ ​sluggish,​ ​bloated​ ​or​ ​maybe​ ​need​ ​to​ ​shed​ ​a​ ​few​ ​pounds,​ ​let​ ​me​ ​help you!​ ​Visit​ ​me​ ​at​ ​the​ ​IV​ ​for​ ​a​ ​nutrition​ ​consultation​ ​and​ ​meal​ ​plan​ ​based​ ​around​ ​your​ ​specific concerns​ ​and​ ​goals.​ ​Whether​ ​you​ ​are​ ​in​ ​need​ ​of​ ​a​ ​little​ ​detox,​ ​want​ ​to​ ​explore​ ​possible​ ​food sensitivities,​ ​are​ ​vegan​ ​or​ ​vegetarian,​ ​or​ ​would​ ​prefer​ ​a​ ​customized​ ​nutrition​ ​plan,​ ​I​ ​have something​ ​for​ ​you!

Have a healthy, happy Fall!
Mia Harris

To book a nutritional consult with Mia Harris RHN please​ ​call​ ​the​ ​The​ ​IV​ ​at​ ​604-974-8999​ ​to​ ​book​ ​your​ ​consultation​ ​today​ ​and​ ​let’s​ ​get​ ​you​ ​back on​ ​track​ ​and​ ​feeling​ ​good!