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Living Healthy: Myth vs. Reality

Make just a few simple changes to eat healthier

 

Myth:

It’s hard to eat healthy. It takes too much time and doesn’t taste good.

Reality:

A few simple changes can make a big difference in your diet.

 

Some tips:

  • Start your day off with breakfast.

  • Slow down when you eat.
    • You may notice that you enjoy your food more.
    • It takes a while for your stomach to recognize that it’s full. Slowing down will give you time to realize you’re full before you overeat.

  • Stock your fridge with fruits and veggies.
    • Snack on these instead of chips and crackers.
    • Take time on the weekend to clean and cut them so they’re ready to grab and go on busy weekdays.

  • Opt for low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

  • Switch to whole grain bread and pasta.

  • Choose lean meats.
    • Bake or grill them instead of frying.
    • Remove the skin from chicken or turkey.
    • Opt for fresh meats instead of processed meats like lunchmeat and hot dogs.

  • Challenge yourself to find healthy recipes.

  • Get creative with different combinations of foods and spices.

  • Stash your junk food in hard to reach places, like a high cupboard or top shelf of a pantry. When these foods are out of sight and less accessible, you’re less likely to indulge.

  • Instead of cutting out your favorite foods, limit how much you eat. Rather than eating half a pizza, stop after just one or two slices.

  • Avoid eating from large containers. Place one serving in a bowl and put the container away. This can help you keep tabs on your portions.

  • Drink plenty of water.

  • Eat only when you’re hungry.



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