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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

10 Tips On Healthy Eating

1) Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods:
Good health requires over 40 different nutrients in your body. So include a good variety of foods such as whole grain breads, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and protein foods (meats, fish, chicken).

2) Eat plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables:
It would be good to increase the number of servings for these types of food.

3) Maintain a healthy weight:
This is important because being too obese or too thin can lead to health problems. Eating well and exercising regularly can help with maintaining a healthy weight.

4) Eat in moderation:
If you want to eat the foods that you love, then keep the portion sizes reasonable.

5) Eat regular meals:
Don't skip meals as it would lead to overeating. It's also a good idea to allow for some snacking in between meals to curb hunger.

6) Reduce, don't eliminate:
There are plenty of people who eat for pleasure and also for good nutrition. But if you want to continue eating your favorite foods, you don't have to eliminate them. Just moderate the amount of these foods you eat and how often you eat them.

7) Balance your food choices:
Healthy eating can also be based on your food selection over several days. For example, if you eat foods that contain high levels of fat, salt or sugar, you can select other foods that are low in these ingredients for a bit of a balance. If you miss out on a food group one day, just make it up the following day.

8) Recognise your diet pitfalls:
You must know your eating habits first before you can make improvements to your diet. Write down everything that you have eaten for three days. This will help you make certain adjustments to your diet. For example, if you realise that you haven't been eating enough fruits and vegetables, then make those adjustments in your diet so that you are not missing out of vital nutrients.

9) Make gradual changes:
Healthy diet doesn't happen overnight. You need to gradually make those adjustments in your diet and eventually develop lifelong eating habits.

10) Have a balanced diet:
Select foods based on your total eating patterns, not whether foods are considered 'good' or 'bad'. We all have our favorite foods that we like to occasionally indulge in, such as, chocolate and.cakes. Just eat them in moderation and choose other foods that provide a balanced diet.

START MAKING CHANGES IN YOUR DIET TODAY AND KEEP YOURSELF HEALTHY!

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