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Wednesday, January 13 2010

There are so many tasty foods available nowadays, it's no wonder many people live to eat rather than eat to live. Unfortunately, all this gustatory indulgence means that healthy eating habits often take a backseat. More people are tipping the scales at less than ideal weights. However, the idea that a healthy life and good eating habits equal deprivation is completely wrong and need to be rethought.

Healthy food has to be interesting in order to encourage people to eat it. Varying the kinds of nutritional food you consume is a way of keeping things fresh and exciting. After all, who in their right mind would want to eat broccoli for dinner every single night of the week? If you do find yourself fixated on a particular food item, varying the way you cook it gives you something to look forward to as well.

Of course, it's important to eat better food if you're trying to live more healthily. Throwing out junk food and empty calories is a good start, but you can also make a real difference to a diet by practising consistent portion control. The idea is, nutritional food is good, but it won't make a lot of difference if you eat too much of it either! A good tip is that each portion of meat, carbohydrates and vegetables should be the size of your palm. What you should aim for is several small, energizing meals throughout the day instead of 3 big ones that can cause you to feel sluggish.

Not only should you accustom yourself to eating smaller, more frequent meals, you should also rid yourself of bad habits that can hinder a healthy eating lifestyle. Most common of these is eating too quickly and at the wrong times. Every bite of food should be chewed about 22 times. You should stop eating when you feel full, and not because you feel obliged to clean your plate. This is where eating smaller portions comes in handy.

The saying "you are what you eat" is never truer when applied to a lifetime of junk food consumption. It's never too late to make a change for the better, and there's no time like the present!

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Posted by: Send a Meal AT 11:20 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email

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