Sensible eating and proper nutrition, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are important to your health. A balanced diet and smart choices can help prevent serious health complications.
Start your day with breakfast. A healthy breakfast can jumpstart your metabolism and prevent overeating later in the day.
Balance your food choices throughout the day. A balanced diet is a key to a healthy lifestyle.
Snack smart. Instead of a candy bar or bag of potato chips, reach for some carrots, celery with peanut butter, an apple, or other fruits and vegetables you enjoy.
Limit high-sugar foods. Read food labels and limit consumption of those foods that list high-fructose corn syrup, dextrose, and sucrose.
Eat modest portions. Oftentimes, serving sizes are more than you need. Eat only until you are satisfied and avoid eating while watching television, which often results in mindless overeating.
Avoid unnecessary calories and carbs. Use zero-calorie sweeteners, like Equal, to add flavor to your favorite foods and treats.
Eat regular meals. Space out your meals at regular intervals. Space out your meals at regular intervals. Waiting too long to eat often results in overeating or binge eating, and unhealthy choices.
Choose broiled, steamed or grilled options over fried foods. Fried foods increase caloric and fat intake.
Beware of sauces and condiments. Many sauces, condiments, and salad dressings contain hidden calories and sugars. You can make your own and use sugar substitutes, instead of calorie-laden sugar.
Enjoy your food. Eating slowly gives the brain time to register that “full” feeling, and can prevent eating when you’re not even hungry anymore.