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Eating Habits For A Healthy Lifestyle

The key to eating healthy is not about short- term diets or quick fixes. It is about a lifestyle. It is about making healthy choices consistently and changing unhealthy habits. Small changes are more manageable. Making one small change at a time can become a habit and make a big difference in maintaining overall healthy eating patterns.

Here are some healthy habits:

  • Eat 3 meals and 2 -3 snacks per day spaced throughout the day.
  • Eat balanced meals of a complex carbohydrate, low fat protein, along with a fruit or vegetable.
  • Include a fruit or vegetable with your snack.
  • Drink water -Try adding one glass per day each week until you reach your optimum water requirements.
  • Eat correct portion sizes.
  • Eat healthy fats.
  • Eat whole foods and avoid or minimize processed foods.
  • Pack food to take with you if you are on the go to avoid making unhealthy choices.
  • Plan your meals ahead of time.
  • Cut back on sugar in drinks.
  • Watch for extra calories in dressings, cheese, sauces, and condiments.

Treat yourself occasionally to avoid binging or feeling deprived. Try following one new tip from above at a time until it becomes a habit. Then add in another one. See if you notice changes in your energy levels and body composition. If you are still having trouble, speak to a Y.E.S fitness professional to develop an individualized plan for yourself. Make yourself and your health a priority!

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