Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday's Tip

Make some eating rules. 

I get a lot of questions about how to change your eating habits and become more healthy. If you are starting now, start off with just a few simple rules and see how that works for you. Here are three to get you started:

1. Eat a wide variety of different foods. Don't get stuck in a rut when it comes to eating. Different foods provide different vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Not only that but you don't want to get bored. If you eat same old meal over and over and over again, you are more likely to get cravings and splurge on something fatty and disgusting.

2. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. You should get AT LEAST 5 servings of fruits or vegetables per day. Remember, that is the bare minimum so please try to get more than that.

3. Limit unhealthy fats. All it takes is for you to read your labels before eating to see if the food contains too much of that yucky saturated or trans fat. Read more about the various kinds of fats here.
Your body does need some fat to function so don't go crazy here. Just be informed and make good decisions.

These three rules are a great starting point for an overhaul on your eating habits. Stay tuned next week, as I add a few more for those who are further in their journey.

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