There is so much advice on “HOW DO YOU EAT HEALTHY”? It leaves most of us confused rather than helped. Eating has to fit for you and you have to learn to be fit. Most important is that your comfortable with the plan and it is easy for you to CUT it.
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What’s important is that you stick to the basics, which are easy to do. The suggestions here are to get you started. Don’t get side tracked with all the trends, diet fads, latest miracle. Keep it simple and create a plan that you can CUT. So you can CUT IT.
1. TRY THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET | HOW DO YOU EAT HEALTHY?
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Eat like a tourist in Greece. The sunset over your office park isn’t as stunning as the one over an Aegean beach, but a plate of grilled fish and fresh vegetables and a glass of wine is as delicious in Athens, Georgia, as it is in Athens, Greece. All the heart-healthy fats, minerals, and antioxidants in Mediterranean diet like hummus, olive oil, and feta can help lower your risk for heart disease, says Susan Mitchell, Ph.D., coauthor of Fat Is Not Your Fate (Fireside).
2. READ THE NUTRITION LABEL FIRST
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“The front is all advertising,” says Michelle K. Berman, R.D., of Fairfax, Virginia. Flip around for the real story. The more ingredients, the more processing plants where something artificial was mixed in, says Lydia Zepeda, Ph.D., professor of consumer science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Checking the label is a great way to find out if the unnecessary ingredients in something that seems healthy. You don’t need added sugar in bread.
3. EAT WHOLE FOODS PLANT BASED | HOW DO YOU EAT HEALTHY?
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A potato come from the ground, an egg from a hen. But YIKES where did THE Pop-tart come from? “Unprocessed, whole foods will give you the most benefits,” Berman says. Processing takes out nutrients such as antioxidants and fiber. What’s worse is processed foods tend to sneak in things NOT necessary like extra sodium and sugar. If you’re trying to shop healthy look out for products that have been processed.
4. EAT FOODS THAT CRUNCH | HOW DO YOU EAT HEALTHY?
Snacks have crunch when you bite into them. Meaning apples, celery, snap peas and nuts.
Basically, nothing in a plastic bag. Chewing is good and slow chewing is better. That way your stomach can keep up.
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5. ENJOY FOOD DELIBERATELY
Mealtime is to relax, and enjoy every bite. Start slowly with the first few bites, savor the food. “There is naturally a toning down of taste buds after the first few bites,” says Linda Bacon, Ph.D., professor of nutrition at City College of San Francisco. There are many reasons to take it slow. Our brains take about 20 minutes to realize the stomach is full. So, is your eating to fast you are very likely to eat more than your body wants you too.
6. WATER IS YOUR FRIEND | HOW DO YOU EAT HEALTHY?
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Water is necessary to keep your body functioning properly. Certainly is helps not to overheat your engine but there is more to it. Studies show that often when you feel hungry you are actually thirsty. You will not harm yourself by drinking water regularly. So get in the habit. You may help yourself from overheating.
7. Don’t skip meals | HOW DO YOU EAT HEALTHY?
Experts say “Eating regularly throughout the day keeps your metabolism running at full speed. In addition it keeps you energy up and you ready to to. Also, it is suggested to eat every three of four hours. This prevents some symptoms that can occur.
Without the energy you get from carbs your blood sugar levels will dip leading to feeling tired and fatigued.
Suggestion: Keep quality whole food snacks available available 24/7.
8. Keep healthy snacks handy
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The easiest way to make sure your inter-meal nibbling stays on track is to have healthy snacks on hand for when hunger strikes. You can keep these nonperishable goodies in your desk drawers, or these energy-boosting nibbles in your gym bag. Simply keeping a bowl of fresh fruit on your kitchen counter will bring your snacking to the next healthy level.
9. Remove the constant temptation of the snack cupboard.
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“Resolving to never eat a sweet again takes a lot of effort and can create a feeling of deprivation,” Patricia Bannan, M.S., R.D.N., author of Eat Right When The Time Is Right, tells SELF. “A more realistic resolution would be to create an environment in which you can consume fewer sweets without having to rely solely on your willpower.” If all you have to do is walk to your pantry, you’ll grab a bag and attack it. But let’s say you must put on your shoes, find your keys and drive to the store. Laziness will triumph. (Yes, sometimes sloth is a good thing!)
11. Treat yourself from time to time.
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Having a treat now and then is a great way to make sure your healthy eating plan stays on track. Choose you treats carefully but they should be something you enjoy. Avoid the risk binge eating by having something that curbs your feeling of being deprived.
12. Fresh Fruit First, Frozen Second
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Always purchase Organics when possible for your environment and health. Frozen is a readily available alternative to fresh when not available, experts encourage. Fruit will keep the Anti-Oxidants flowing for your defense on a daily basis. #1 are Blueberries so stock up.
SUMMARY | HOW DO YOU EAT HEALTHY?
Wow! That was a mouth full. Will make it easy on you with so much information. Consider using the CUT IT to keep yourself on track. Your plan will eventually becomes memorized as you repeat it daily. That is when you WILL arrive being comfortable with your plan that is making you HEALTHY.
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