Healthy eating habits promote and supports social, physical, and mental well being for everyone, at all ages and stages of life. Planning meals for home or work or trying to make lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of chronic disease, these healthy eating resources can help you feel your best.
Smart Eating Plan is all about keeping your energy up so you can build lean muscle, which will help you manage your metabolism.
Here are few Tips on Eating Habits
Pay attention to what you eat
Eat only when you are hungry, but don’t wait until you feel starving because you might over eat. Keep track of your eating habits.
Portions and count calories
Intake by monitoring food portions and calories it also helps in weight loss. Carefully measuring servings and eating off smaller plates are all smart strategies to get you started.
Use portion sizes as the guide to lowering calorie consumption, simply by eating less.
Drink lots of water
Water transports nutrients and energy to cells, regulates body temperature, supports muscle, protects joints and organs, removes waste, and helps regulate body weight. Hydration comes from non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beverages, soups, and watery foods such as fruit and vegetables.
Careful not to drink too much, as liquids in the stomach not yet digested may cause cramps. Water also helps reduce hunger and control cravings.
Eat balanced meals a day
Build a balanced plate at every meal, as well as snacks. Plate is divided into three sections, each section representing one of the main food groups, along with portion size.Therefore have 5 to 6 balanced meals a day means eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner and 2 to 3 snacks daily.
Avoid anything artificial
Eat foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, lean meats, low-fat dairy and whole-grain pasta, rice and bread. Real foods are antioxidant-rich and fiber-filled.
Maintain food journal
Write down what you eat and drink after every meal. Also write down quantities, date, time and place. It will help you make changes and track on your diet.
It’s a lot of work to eat healthy; it takes discipline. Replace unhealthy habits with new, healthy ones. Eat only when you’re truly hungry instead of when you are tired, anxious, or feeling an emotion besides hunger. It takes time to change so take it easy one step at a time.