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How To: Eat Healthy

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These days, it’s becoming more and more crucial to eat healthily. Your physical, mental and emotional well-being all can benefit from a healthy system. Let’s stay in good health together.

Whatever the case may be, losing weight or keeping your blood pressure from sky-rocketing, eating the right things help you to have a better functioning body. Here are a few tips to help make the seemingly hard process easier.

  1. Don’t skip breakfast. This might be the most renowned tip for eating healthy, but yet so many of us do. Breakfast is my favorite food, but yet sometimes I don’t eat it exactly in the morning. However, the first meal of the day is paramount to your health success. This is because your first meal gives you a powerful punch of energy and helps keep those hunger pains at bay while preventing you from overeating the rest of the day. To stay full longer, try fiber-filled, steel-cut oatmeal instead of flavored packets, Greek yogurt, boiled eggs, and berries.
  2. Balance your plate. Put back the extra scoop of starch. It tastes good, but it doesn’t do too good for your body. Make sure your plate is full of rich, diverse color. Green, red and orange look good together only on your favorite china, and they combine all of the best vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling awesome. Your previous math education finally comes in to play here, starches should be less than or equal to your vegetables and proteins. This doesn’t mean load up on everything just so you can have what you really want! There is power in portion control.
  3. Compare your foods. Constantly check those labels. Nothing is wrong with being conscious about your health! Watch your caloric intake and opt in for the fat-free, no added sugar, and “lite” versions of your favorite foods. Also remember that lean meats are more healthy for your body than their counterparts. High-fructose corn syrup is also not a great choice for you, choose more natural sugars instead.
  4. Snack right. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with snacking, but be aware of what you are popping in your guzzler in between meals though. Cookies, cheese puffs, and potato chips are not good for you no matter what the Pillsbury dough man told you in a dream last night. Choose almonds, yogurt and fruit in between meals to help curve your appetite until lunch and dinner. Water also is a great way to help you stay full, too. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your sweet tooth every now and then, but it shouldn’t be a habitual regimen.
  5. Go under the sea. Eating fish is actually a great alternative for vegetarians or people who choose to stay away from meat. Salmon and tuna is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids (technical talk for “it’s good for you”) and protein.

A healthy body starts with the way you eat, and what you eat says a lot about how you care for yourself. Keep yourself well-fed and don’t try to diet. The only way to a successful, healthy you is within a dedicated commitment that you make with you and your stomach.

Stay healthy and #carryeverything.