Food should be eaten mostly to maintain good health and not to appeal to taste buds. I am always surprised to notice that kids and toddlers follow this than the adults. Have you ever notice that I kid will never eat more once she is full, even if she is eating her favorite dish.
Build a healthy plate
Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Simple replacement to foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods contain the nutrients you need without too many calories. Try experimenting with your meals. Try some of these options.
- Make 20-50% of your plate with fruits and vegetables.
- Switch to skim or 1% milk.
- Add more whole grains to your plate
- Eat more protein and vary your protein food choices.
Eat the right amount of calories for you
Eating the food within the calorie limit helps. There are various apps and web site available to help you track how much you eat in a day. Calorie count is an important component for the weight watch.
- Eat less and enjoy your food.
- Cook at home, you control what goes in your food.
- Watch the calories count when eating out. Eat small portion and get the remaining for next meal.
- Track your calories.
- Limit the alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages.
Cut back on fats, added sugars, and salt
Often we eat food too much fats, added sugars, and salt. Added sugars and fats have extra calories we don't need. Too much sodium may increase your blood pressure.
- Choose foods and drinks with little or no added sugars.
- Look out for salt in foods
- Eat less of foods with high solid fats.
Add a little physical activity to your daily routine. A few minutes of cardio or a walk will go a long way to a healthy lifestyle.
Eat Well. Live Well. Spread the word.
Eat Well. Live Well. Spread the Word.