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To healthier eating without all of the extra costs
Moderation
Diet change usually means lifestyle change, which is often difficult to leap into all at once. Consider
gradually working your way into a better routine. If you normally eat fast food five days per week, try
cutting down to three days per week while replacing the other two with a frozen grocery store meal - and
stay consistent with it before easing into a more diciplined regimine.
Beverages Are Food Too
Juices (yes they're fruit but loaded with sugar and calories) sodas, smoothies (also sugary) and
alcohol can all be bad in excessive amounts. Beer, wine, and all spirits are full of sugary calories which
can lead to energy loss, weight gain, and health problems. Start cutting back a little, and drinking more
water. Water is what our bodies are designed to drink, and should be our primary beverage. Some
teas are thought to have healthful qualities. Do some research then consider adding some tea to your
diet.
Eliminate The Extras
After you've eliminated the junk, fast food, and unhealthy beverages, start checking labels for
unneeded ingredients such coloring, flavoring, and preservatives. Ingredients not found in nature are
not intended to be consumed and should eventually be replaced with natural foods.
Consider Organics
Some organic foods can be quite costly, but others are priced comparable to their non-organic
counterparts. Romaine lettuce, spinach, carrots, and potatoes can be purchased at large discount
grocery chains for not much more than non-organic.
Pay Attention
Read the labels on EVERY food product you buy so you know what you're eating. Fast food doesn't
have labels but the restaurant usually posts nutritional information on their website and often have a
paper hand-out at the counter (if you ask). Pay attention to items such as fat, cholesterol, sodium, and
calories.
Research
Be informed. Reading the labels on food products won't do you any good unless if you know what it all
means. Do some research to learn how many calories you should be eating, and what the suitable
levels of fat, cholesterol, and sodium actually are. Compare that to how you're eating now. You don't
need to make any changes in your diet unless you feel the need to, but you should be paying attention
to what you're putting in your body.
Eliminate The Junk
Junk food is a silent killer. Once and a while may not be problematic but consuming chips, candy,
soda, cake, cookies, ice cream, (and anything else that may be highly processed or loaded with sugar)
will wreak havoc on your body over time. Save cake for birthdays, chips for road trips, and soda and
ice cream for special occasions. Candy and cookies are pointless and should be avoided.
Drink Water
If you feel hungry try drinking a cup of water. Your body may be telling you that your thirsty, and
afterwards you might not feel so hungry anymore.
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