Eating Healthy = A More Healthier Happier You
healthy is about
having more energy, feeling great and stabilizing your mood. It’s about learning all you
can about food and utilizing that in your everyday goals to be a more healthier
and happier you.
Tips Step By Step
are some eating tips listed below step by step. To be successful you need to
plan success, step by step make small baby steps towards your goals and you will
- Step 1: Simplify, start slow. Think of your diet in
terms of freshness, color and variety. Find foods that you love and find
recipes that are easy and incorporate a few fresh ingredients. Start slow
gradually breaking in new healthy eating habits, take small baby steps. As
these small baby steps become a habit, you can continue to add more healthy
- Step 2: Moderation is the key to dieting we must
sustain a diet that we can maintain for life. We need a diet that has a balance
of carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals. When we moderate
our diet we watch our portion sizes and what types of foods that we take in on
a daily basis.
- Step 3: Slow
down and think of food as nourishment and fuel for your body. Chew your food
slowly, savor each bite when we rush through our meals we forget to actually
taste the flavors, it’s time to reconnect with the tasty nuggets of food. Stop
eating before you feel full it usually takes a few minutes for your brain to
tell your body that it is full… so eat slowly and enjoy eating healthy.
- Step 4:
Eat small meals throughout the day. While a healthy breakfast can jumpstart
your metabolism, eating small healthy meals throughout the day will keep your
hunger down and your energy levels up.
- Step 5: Fill up on fruits and
vegetables throughout the day, they are low in calories and are nutrient dense.
The deeper colored fruits and vegetables contain higher concentrations of
vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
- Step 6: Eat more healthy whole
grains and carbohydrates for lasting energy. Healthy carbohydrate choices
include whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. Unhealthy carbohydrate
choices include white flour, refined sugar and white rice. Avoid refined foods
such as breads, pastas and breakfast cereals these are not considered whole
- Step 7: Healthy fat is a good thing
we need to keep from partaking of unhealthy fats. Foods that are rich in
omega-3 fats are particularly important they can reduce cardiovascular disease,
improve your mood and help prevent dementia. Add monounsaturated fats to
your diet items such as canola oil, olive oil, peanut oil, avocados, nuts and
seeds. Add polyunsaturated fats to your diet items such as sardines, salmon, mackerel,
herring and anchovies.
- Step 8:
Reduce or eliminate from your diet saturated fats which include red meat and
whole milk dairy products. Trans fats found in vegetable shortenings,
margarines, snack foods, candies, cookies, crackers, baked goods, fried foods
and other processed foods made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
- Step 9:
Know your proteins. Protein not only comes in the form of meat but it also
comes in the form of… black beans, navy beans, garbanzos and lentils. Nuts
include almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pecans. Soy products include tofu, soy
milk, tempeh and veggie burgers.
- Step 10:
Make calcium your quest this is one of the key nutrients your body needs in
order to stay strong and healthy and it is an essential ingredient for the
lifelong health of your bones. Some suggested foods are dairy products, dark
leafy green vegetables and beans these are some great choices to keep eating
healthy and reaping the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
to think of water and exercise as food groups in your diet that is one way to
be sure to get them fit into your busy day. Water helps us get rid of waste
products and toxins, helps to keep us hydrated, energized and headache free. Often
times we mistake thirst for hunger if we stay hydrated it will help us with our
an activity that you like to do and fit it into your schedule, just like you
add healthy food into your day, add some of your favorite exercise activities.
The benefits of exercise are extraordinary and regular exercise might even
motivate you to make sure you are eating healthy.
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