Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nutrition Bite

7 Ways to Better Your Eating Habits

There are a lot of different things being said out there about how to eat or what is healthier. Some of these ideas work and some don’t. However, it is too much to try to determine which works for you and which doesn’t as well as trying to afford to eat these certain ways that you are being told. Here are a few things to keep in mind about eating that are basic and if followed will help you out without having to go searching the internet for the next dieting craze. Incorporate these ideas into your eating plan and you will be well on your way to a healthy lifestyle.

-Eat every 2-3 hours. You should eat between 5 and 8 meals per day.
-Eat complete, lean protein with each meal.
-Eat fruits or vegetables with each food meal.
-Ensure that 25-35% of your energy intake comes from fat, with your fat intake split equally between saturates, monounsaturates, and polyunsaturates.
-Ensure that your carbohydrate intake comes from fruits and vegetables.
-Drink only non-calorie containing beverages, the best choices being water and green-tea.
-Eat mostly whole foods (with exception to work-out drinks).

Follow these ideas the majority of the time and your diet will improve by large amounts.


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