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Ten Healthy Eating Tips For Today's Busy People

Aug 17, 2007
Eating healthy can be difficult, especially if you are a person who is constantly on the run. Today, more than ever, people are finding it necessary to try to maneuver around busy schedules, while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The busier you are, the more difficult this is, but it is not an impossible fete. Because you are on the go, it is extremely important to give proper attention to eating as healthy as possible. Below are ten tips that will help get you pointed in the right direction.

Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. You need over 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food will supply them all.

Eat plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. There is a wide variety out there from which to choose, so you should have no problem finding some you like.

Maintain a healthy weight. Your appropriate weight will depend on many different factors such as body type, size, your height, gender, and heredity. This is very important for maintaining good health, and is easy to ignore when you are constantly on the go.

Eat food in moderate portions. If you keep portion sizes to this level, you will be able to maintain a good weight. You will also get used to eating those portions.

Eat meals on a regular basis. When you are on the go, it is easy to skip meals, or substitute eating healthy foods for fast food.

Reduce certain foods instead of eliminating them altogether. Elimination is why many diets do not work. Here, people often cut out certain foods altogether in order to lose weight. Once they have lost the desired amount of weight, they assume their previous eating habits, which only results in subsequent weight gain. By eliminating certain foods, you also runt he risk of not getting important nutrients.

Balance your food choices over time. Not ever food must be perfect, but you want to create a balance that will help you get the food groups you need, while helping to cut back on unwanted fats or sugar. This does not mean you should eliminate them altogether.

Know your diet pitfalls. Before you can identify what is wrong with your eating habits, you must first identify them. To do this, write down everything you eat over a three-day period. Then, compare what you ate with what you should be eating. This will help you figure out where you are going wrong.

Make changes gradually. Revamping your diet habits is a process that is accomplished over time, not overnight.

Keep in mind that foods are not necessarily good or bad. When selecting foods, do so with your total eating patterns in mind, not on whether or not an individual food is "good" or "bad".
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