Starting a new way of eating is not the easiest plan, and there will be challenges along the way to success. To ensure that you can achieve the results from an alkaline diet, there are some important TIP:s and ideas to put into action:
Buying food on a whim or without consideration will result in impulsive decisions and unhealthy choices, especially if you crave snacks high in acidic content. Creating a plan, budget, and shopping list will keep you on track. A defined shopping list doesn’t have to be rigid; there can be a defined allowance for snacks, and occasionally indulges outside of the alkaline food options, as long as they do not become excessive and take over the bulk of grocery items.
2. Keep a Journal.
This may seem like more work than necessary, though it can be as simple as jotting down your food intake choices and experiences in a note pad, blog, or app. If you have friends or family interested in starting this diet, it is very helpful to gain their support by sharing your experiences, recipes, and ideas for the alkaline diet online or in person.
3. Join Support Groups.
This can be online, in person or by discussing your experiences with friends. One of the top items of discussions in many circles is diet and health. With many different ways of eating available today, this is not surprising, as many people are becoming more in tune with their bodies and looking for ways to lose weight, improve energy and health. Online forums, groups, and blogs, provide a lot of support and shared thoughts on diets, including the alkaline diet. A quick search will yield unlimited results. Social media provides a good number of groups and pages dedicated to eating well while providing a platform for followers and members to express their ideas, mistakes, and triumphs. It can be a great source for relating to others and recognizing that there are varying results and opinions for everyone.
4. Eat Whole And Natural Foods.
Focus on fresh produce, vegetables, and fruits, and then seeds, spices, herbs, grains, and beans. Avoid as many foods inside packaging as possible, unless your options are limited, and if this is the case, choose the healthiest, most naturally derived foods possible. The next best option to fresh is frozen. Read the ingredients and nutrients. Become familiar with your daily intake of each nutrient and make sure the foods you buy correspond with your individual needs.
5. Drink Alkaline Water And Alkalizing Beverages Wherever Possible.
These include spring water, alkalized water, green tea, water, and lemon or lime juice. Add a splash of lemon or lime juice to your water for flavor. If alkaline water and investing in specialty drinks are not your preference, try adding alkaline foods to your water to enhance flavor and increase the alkaline levels. This can be as easy as adding cucumber and/or mint to a jug of filtered water in the refrigerator overnight. The results of the flavor in the morning will be a minty-cucumber beverage. Adding citrus fruits to your daily water consumption is another option for maintaining a good balance while adding a splash of taste to your daily water requirements. Try new recipes, discover new foods, and learn about their benefits. Adapting to an alkaline diet can be a positive experience with a lot of new meals to create and unexplored foods to taste.