Eating Healthy in 2005
Every year and every day we say to ourselves "tomorrow I will start to
eat healthier". Unfortunately, tomorrow rolls around and we still have
the same old eating habits. What can be done to push us toward eating
nutritious foods and practicing healthy lifestyles? A little motivation
and a lot of will power. Of course, all this is often easier said than
done. Following are a couple ideas that might make it easier for you.
First, forget the word "diet". Just delete it from your vocabulary. It's
a four-letter word that can actually be a hindrance to your success.
Second, keep a log of the food you eat for one week. Then sit down and
read over your list and find one unhealthy food you can omit for one
week (e.g., French fries, hamburgers, candy bars...you get the idea).
For the food you decide to avoid for this week, replace it with
something more healthy like an apple, orange or bag of grapes. Pick a
healthy food you think you should eat more (we all can pretty much
determine we are lacking). After one week, examine how you did. Were you
successful? If so, good for you. Now you're ready to start again.
Try this plan, you'll find its simplicity will change your eating habits
-- healthy eating becomes a way of life -- bringing success!
Nutrition for a healthy lifestyle!
It may seem obvious, but eating right is one of the first
steps in living a healthy life. Our diet provides the nutrients
and energy we need to survive, so it makes sense to eat the
Often your body will tell you what it needs. Have you ever
had a craving for cookies and milk? Perhaps you body is letting
you know it needs calcium. When you start feeling dried out, your
body is screaming for more water.
Proper nutrition includes a balance between what is "good for you"
and what "tastes good". Remember that moderation is the key on what
tastes good, and eating what is good for you can lead you to
feeling and looking great!