Tuesday, October 16, 2012

8 Tips for Healthy Eating

Weight Management Center 8 Tips for Healthy Eating By following some basic dietary guidelines, you can turn healthy eating into a lifestyle instead of a chore. Follow these suggestions: 1) Eat breakfast every day. People who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat later in the day. Breakfast also gives you energy and helps you think and learn. 2) Choose whole grains more often. Try whole-wheat breads and pastas, oatmeal, brown rice, and bulgur. 3) Select a mix of colorful vegetables every day. Vegetables of different colors provide different nutrients. Choose dark, leafy greens such as kale, collards, and mustard greens, and reds and oranges such as carrots, sweet potatoes, red peppers, and tomatoes. 4) Choose fresh or canned fruit more often than fruit juice. Fruit juice has little or no fiber. 5) Use fats and oils sparingly. Olive, canola, and peanut oils; avocados; nuts and nut butters; olives; and fish provide heart-healthy fat as well as vitamins and minerals. 6) Eat sweets sparingly. Limit foods and beverages that are high in added sugars. 7) Eat three meals every day. Don't skip meals or eat snacks instead of meals. 8) Have low-fat, low-sugar snacks on hand. Keep them at home and at work, and carry them with you to combat hunger and prevent overeating. Last updated: April 2007 I would suggest buying low calorie sweets such as Skinny Cow if it helps you to eat less, knowing you can have a treat later. Also, I have had great luck with Kellogg's Special K products. I love the cereal. I sometimes eat it as a snack at night!

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I am currently trying a new way of eating (forget about that nasty "D" word!). I am following the "Schwarzbein Principle" and learning ways to focus on creativity and taking care of ME. I am currently in Body Blissmas, a program started by Jill Badonsky. As I learn to focus on healthy eating and being happy and creative, I would like to help you do the same.

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