At the heart of Koibito Poke’s mission is to serve food that’s good for the body. And the bonus is that it tastes good, too. But that’s what healthy eating should be about — Koibito Poke believes that everyone should enjoy what they’re putting into their mouths. With that in mind, Koibito Poke suggests some healthy “gifts” to the give the body this season.
Eat the Rainbow — Everyone knows that filling a plate (or poke bowl!) with lots of veggies is a great way to fill up on a variety of essential nutrients. But why not make it fun by vowing to eat a variety of colors — an array of hues in the form of fruits and veggies throughout the day. This ensures that people get a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Don’t forget that visual presentation is a great way to make food look more appealing. A vibrantly colorful dish can be deliciously tempting, and a great gift to give the body at every meal.
Stop Eating Before The Body is Full — Yes, there are more temptations than usual at the holidays such as Christmas cookies or an extra glass of champagne to cheers in celebration. However, there is no need to deny one’s self any indulgences. It’s more about moderation than deprivation. So indulge in a special treat on occasion, but really listen to the body and stop eating before the body feels completely full. More often than not, people just want a bite or two of something sweet after dinner rather than a huge slice of pie, for example, and those few bites can be satisfying without the post-binge guilt.
Get Moving — Exercise is one of the greatest gifts people that want to get healthy or maintain their health can give themselves. Physical activity is not only good for the body, it’s good for mental wellness. During busy and hectic times, exercise can help boost moods, increase energy, and even reduce anxiety and depression. So it’s definitely a healthy gift to give the body during the sometimes stressful holidays!
Self-care is a wonderful gift to give one’s self any time of year. It’s important to remember that eating healthy should be an enjoyable and sustainable way of life, not a restrictive diet. Koibito Poke encourages everyone to look at ways they can “gift” themselves this year in the name of health!