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Twelve tips for healthier eating in 2012
- By Carolyn Schatz, Former Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch
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This is a fantastic post. Great info to start the year right as I’ve been striving for as a resolution of mine.
With all the great advice in eating well, I am still researching things about herbal supplements, vitamins and such. My personal doctor says unless it’s Omega 3’s, Vitamin D, potentially calcium at times, there is no worth for vitamins and supplements, as he calls it a very lucrative market and is not necessary as we think they are. Other doctors disagree. I hope to find some good info on that here. Best!
This is a great and have a good tips for a healthy eating
I know how it is easy to start New Year resolution for healthy eating with a lot of enthusiasm. As we get further into the year it often times is more difficult to continue on track with the great healthy eating tips provided here. I have found a source of inspiration to help throughout the year. It is the Paleo Recipe Book. It offers many delicious recipes that utilize fruits and vegetables. Thank you for sharing this post, and I wish everyone wonderful health throughout the New Year!
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Thanks for the advice, let me know the importance of breakfast and now I’ll try not to skip it for my health.
After the holidays I am sure a number of us want to eat more healthy. When dining out most of us don’t think about eating healthy mostly because it means spoiling ourselves. But as we eat out more and more we should be concerned about how healthy is the food we are eating. I and many others think of eating healthy as being boring but it doesn’t have to be. Even more fruits and vegetables in our diet can be a fun!
Thanks for these tips. Ya I sometime miss my breakfast but now I will make sure i follow all steps.
Whilst bimcoeng entertained in front of the Television, children snack on foods which are high in sugar, fat, and calories. Their activity levels have decreased while their intake of junk foods has significantly increased. This has the potential to generate young children with many wellness problems related to lack of nutrition and over-consumption of unhealthy foods.
I do try to eat healthy, but fail a lot of the time.
It’s great that you’re working toward healthier eating. Every effort you make is a step in the right direction. There’s no question, it can be difficult to adopt a new, healthy habit, and it can take a long time. So expect setbacks once in awhile, and don’t be hard on yourself. Just keep trying! One thing to keep in mind is that goals are easier to reach if they’re specific (“I’ll eat whole grains instead of refined grains and potatoes at dinner” rather than, “I’ll eat healthier”) and not too numerous (having too many goals limits the amount of attention and willpower you can devote to reaching any single goal). If you find you fall short of a goal, that’s not a failure. It just means that you need to reset the goal or perhaps adjust it slightly. For example, if you find it difficult at first to eat whole grains at dinner, set a goal of having them at three or four dinners a week—for two weeks, or a month. See how that goes. And good luck!
Pile on the veggies and fruits – particularly non-starchy veggies. The goal should be to make 1/4 of your plate lean meat or protein, 1/4 of your plate whole grains, and 1/2 non-starchy veggies and fruit.
The Nutrition Facts label is an important tool that gives people guidance for making smarter food choices from every food group. The label shows how high or low a food is in various nutrients.
My company’s blog, Eco 18, has a very relevant article to yours posted. It’s also about tips for eating healthier. I feel that you and your readers would find it informative, and an enjoyable read.
Way to go! I’m 1lb lower than your wieght right now. My goal is 155lbs, so 14 more to go! I just need to get motivated and work out more often.
I eat anytime i want to eat but my diet is poor send me eaten habit planer or eaten talk habit thanks
I eat very healthy am a vegetarian. However I drink beer like a fish for the last 6 years since my husband left me.
Sorry but a vegetarian diet is far from healthy. Humans were meant to eat meat. Read the Primal Blueprint and get a clue.
great ,i will do my best to improve the quality of my food , and to be healthier 🙂
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