Eating Healthy = A More Healthier Happier You

Eating 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.

Eating Tips Step By Step

Here 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 see success.

  • 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 choices.
  • 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 grain.
  • 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.

Try 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 food choices.

Find 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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