Healthy Eating: 4 Quick Tips
Healthy eating is a way of balancing the food you eat to keep your body in great health. With healthy eating, you’ll have energy all day, get the vitamins and minerals you need, stay strong for activities you enjoy, and maintain a healthy weight.
Below, you’ll find tips designed to help you with healthy eating:
1. Don’t skip any meals. Eating 3 meals with snacks in between is the ideal way to maintain both energy and a healthy weight. When you skip meals and get hungry, you’re more than likely to choose foods that aren’t very good for you.
If you are eating away from home, take food with you or know where you can buy healthy food from (a little research ahead of time goes a long way!). If you are allergic to any foods, be sure to check with the restaurant ahead of time – call and ask !
2. Learn about how to prepare foods Instead of deep frying, try grilling, stir frying, microwaving, baking, and even boiling. You should also try fresh or even dried herbs and spices to add flavor to your food. Before you eat any type of meat, be sure to trim the fat and skin off of it.
3. Avoid a lot of sugar . Drinks that contain sugar are a major source of empty energy. What this means, is sodas are the drinks which contain little vitamins yet have things which are bad for you. Even some energy drinks are not good for teenagers. Use caution. Seek out healthy juices, or make your own. These contain healthy vitamins and minerals. Use a juicer, or take one with you on the road. The brand I like is Oster. If you do plan to drink sugary drinks, don’t go overboard – limit yourself to 1 a day.
4. Avoid thinking about diets. There are no good foods, nor any bad foods. All food can be a part of a healthy diet, when eaten in moderation. You don’t need to buy any low carb, fat free, or even diet foods, as these foods normally have lots of other added ingredients to replaces the carbohydrates or fat.
Do you realize how amazing juicing is? With juicing, it is far easier on your body. Your body will assimilate the nutrients quicker and more efficiently, plus by going the “juicer” route it forces you to use fresh ingredients that are better for you. You just can’t know (at a glance) all the fillers that grocery store foods have in them!
Thus, if you really wish to care for your health (and gain GOOD Eating Habits for life) then try juicing.