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How To Start Eating Healthy At Home

Sep 9, 2008
We all have a pretty good idea what we need to do when it comes to eating healthy, especially eating healthy at home. There is almost always a battle. But don't worry, it is a battle that we can win. Although we often sabotage ourselves with the kind of foods that we keep in our home. Eating healthy is twice as hard when all you stare at each day is sweets and fattening food. Give yourself a break and make it easier by cleaning out that kitchen.

The first thing to do is take inventory of your entire kitchen. I don't mean just the refrigerator, I mean the entire kitchen. Check the pantry or maybe that drawer that holds your stash of goodies. Get rid of that junk food in the cupboards. You don't need the extra temptation around.

Throw away those canned items that you thought were healthy. Check those labels. Take a can of soup for instance. If it has more than 1,000 milligrams of sodium, or salt, per serving, that is way too much. The body only needs two grams of salt a day. Half of that is in your soup. Instead, choose lower sodium varieties or better yet, make some homemade soup and skip the salt. Get creative in the kitchen, you'll be amazed at what you can come up with when your eating healthy at home.

My favorite thing to make is pasta. A lot of people absolutely love it. It's easy to make in a variety of meats and sauces and quick to fix when you are in a hurry. Pasta made from enriched white flour is not good for you though. It goes straight to the hips. Try substituting whole wheat pasta to keep your blood sugar on an even keel.

Another favorite for kids and adults alike is cereal. There are so many to choose from out there, that it can be pretty overwhelming. Kids absolutely love that pre-sweetened kind as well as some adults. They are tasty, but we can make better choices for ourselves and our children.

Again, this is where reading the labels is a must. Pay special attention to the sugar content per serving. It should be no more than 5 grams, 6 grams at the most. This is really important when it comes to picking out cereal for kids. When it comes to adults, fiber content is extremely important. Pick those that contain at least 10 grams or more of fiber per serving. You'll be glad you did.

Vegetables are also a smart choice, whether you eat it raw or steamed, it'll do your body good. Also, try munching on an apple or slice it up and dip it in some peanut butter. Try to keep a selection of fruit available, so if the urge strikes to snack, at least you'll have it right there. There should be no excuses as to why you can't eat healthy at home. For those of you who like to drink juice, make sure there is no sugar added and don't over do it. Just 6oz a day is enough.

You can make your weight loss a successful journey, just by paying attention to what you bring in your kitchen. Eating healthy at home could be an adventure if you let it. There is nothing to keep you from reaching your weight loss goals. Just take inventory and clean out those foods that are not in your healthy eating plan.
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