- Grab water instead of soda or juice. Water is quenching and helps to cleanse your system.
- Eat more whole foods, grains, fiber, and beans. Whole foods are those edibles that haven’t been processed. Fresh fruit, vegetables, brown rice, de-skinned chicken, beans, and even air popped popcorn (100 calories per bag) are good.
- Control your portion sizes. Use your hand as a guide. The size of your fist is a good size for a baked potato and the width of the palm of your hand is a good portion for lean meat or chicken. Your fingers are a great gauge for vegetables.
- Limit mayo, fried foods, secret sauces, and high fat salad dressings.
- Keep a stash of green apples on hand. Not only do they make a healthy snack, but research shows that their scent can help reduce stress.
- Give your food the respect it deserves!
Did you know that people will eat out about 209 times per year? Good nutrition contributes to good health. Eating right also can help you recover from illness or injury. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to give up the foods you love. Healthier living starts with making smarter choices. Here are a few tips: