Registered dietitian and award-winning health blogger Nichola Whitehead has partnered with Alive! Women’s Energy Soft Jells to provide some top answers to common questions on how to stay fit and energised this summer.
Alive! is also offering three lucky readers the chance to win a Nutri-bullet, a copy of best-selling nutrition book ‘The Happy Pear’ and a three-month supply of Alive! Women’s Energy! Check out Nichola’s tips to find out more:
How can I boost my motivation levels?
Treat yourself to something new! Whether it’s a new work out top, a new blender or a new cook book – treat yourself to something that will help you to achieve your goals. Getting healthy isn’t about the end result, it’s about creating a fun and appealing lifestyle long term and adding in something fresh can give you a burst of energy to put into your new routine.
What food should I be eating?
What you eat has such a huge effect on your overall health and my tip is to eat with the seasons. Food tastes best when it’s eaten at the right time of year so keep an eye out for the changing seasons and stock up on fruits and veggies as they are at their best.
If you struggle to get all of the nutrients that you need every day, then taking a multivitamin as a backup is a good option. Alive! Women’s Energy comes in a soft jell format and is bursting with Vitamins C, B6, B12, Vitamin D and a unique blend of 26 fruits and vegetables, designed to keep you feeling more energised throughout the day.
Is it okay to have a treat day?
I advise people to follow the 80/20 rule; if you’re eating healthy, wholefoods for the majority of the time then the other 20% won’t matter!
It’s a good idea to plan what you’re going to eat for the week so that you can buy the food you need in advance, and it means that when you get home after a long day there’s no need to worry about what you’re having for dinner.
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The prize: A Nutri-bullet blender, copy of best-selling nutrition book 'The Happy Pear' and 3 month's supply of Alive! Women's Energy
For your chance to win this brilliant prize from Alive!, simply watch the video and answer the question below!