Tips for a Healthy Diet

Get off the diet treadmill and get real with this no-nonsense guide to good eating habits. :)

First, if you're not taking breakfast, change this habit. Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. After 12-14 hours without food, your blood sugar is low, you're hungry and your brain, and the rest of your body, needs refueling to start the day. Eat something for a few few mornings to get accustomed to the experience.

Second, try new fruit or vegetable every week. Concentrate on dark-green or richly coloured produce, which is rich in vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals that are linked to lower risk of cancer and heart disease and to slow down the aging process.

Third, season your dishes with herbs and spices instead of butter or gravy. (Stop your housemates from saying "ehem".) Try a flavored vinegar, which are sometimes use for ensaladas.

Fourth, eat more fish; it's low in fat, and even fatty varieties, such as salmon, are good sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Fifth, have a meatless day once a week.Try some of the newer vegetarian entrees from your local grocery stores.

Sixth, if you're rushed and want to eat low calorie frozen dinners, supplement them with some vegetables or a bowl of soup. Always keep a bag of chilled vegetables in your freezer. Or buy freah precut vegetables.

Seventh, treat yourself once a week. If you love chocolate, have a small piece. Or try chilled fruit yogurts.

Eating low-fat foods may not be the only answer. Infact, eating some fat may help you manage your weight over a long period of time. Try this today, and see the changes tomorrow. :)
Love, MYX

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