“When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no I'll start tomorrow.”
— V.L. Allineare (author)
Make good habits.
What, when and how much you consume can have a big impact on your weight and overall health. To help yourself, always eat your food from a dish/bowl and don’t go back for more.
Pick the right things.
Have plenty of protein and simple carbohydrates during the day (avoid carbs at night).
Determine the right amount.
Eat smaller portions at each meal. Never stuff yourself.
Substitute green vegetables for potatoes.
Know what to reduce.
Limit your consumption of red meat.
Be certain you’re getting enough.
Look for foods high in Vitamin C like bell peppers.
Don’t poison yourself.
Remember not to eat food that has been heated in a microwave using a plastic container or covered with plastic wrap. Also, do not drink water that has been frozen in a plastic bottle.
Make the time for breakfast.
Do not skip having a healthy breakfast. Some good choices are: oatmeal, eggs, fruit, low-fat yogurt and whole wheat toast/bagel.
Eat the right fish.
Choose from any of the following fish twice a week: Wild Alaskan Salmon (especially Sockeye), Cod, Flounder or Mahi Mahi. Taking two fish oil capsules per day can also help.
Eat the right fruits and vegetables.
Some to consider every day: Beets, Dates, Raisins, Soybeans, Spinach, Other Leafy Greens, Tomato Sauce and Olive Oil.
Eat the right fiber.
What to consider every day: Oatmeal (add fruit, apple sauce, honey, cinnamon… no sugar), 100% Wheat or Whole Grain Wheat, Artichokes, Blueberries, Grapefruit, Lima Beans and Soybeans.
Eat the right nuts.
Some to consider every day: Almonds, Hazelnuts and Walnuts.