Eat Healthy, and Stay Healthy!

Your health is important, and one of the easiest ways to maintain your health, is by monitoring your diet.  Easier said than done, am I right?  Below are some SIMPLE ways to changer your diet to be healthier.

The pace at which you eat influences how much you eat, as well as how likely you are to gain weight. Be mindful of how fast you are eating.

You can easily make your diet a bit healthier by choosing whole grain bread in place of traditional refined-grain bread. Whole grains have been linked to a variety of health benefits, including a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. 

Greek yogurt  contains up to three times the amount of protein found in the same amount of regular yogurt. Eating a good source of protein helps you feel fuller for longer, helping you manage your appetite and eat fewer calories overall!

Eggs are incredibly healthy, especially if eaten in the morning.  They are rich in protein and many essential nutrients.  Eating them increases feelings of fullness which can help you to consume fewer calories. 

Not knowing exactly what you need from the store makes room for impulse buying, while hunger can further exacerbate your impulses. To make sure you don’t give in to your impulses, plan ahead and write down what you need beforehand. By sticking to your list, you will not only buy healthier items but also save money and have healthier foods around the house.

Protein is often referred to as the king of nutrients, and it does seem to have some superpowers.  Increasing your protein intake can help your body stay full longer.  Aim to add a source of protein to each meal and snack. It will help you feel fuller for longer, curb cravings and make you less likely to overeat.

Drinking enough water is important for your health.  Drinking water may benefit weight loss, weight maintenance and even slightly increase the number of calories you burn daily. 

Bake, or roast instead of grilling or frying
Take Omega-3 and Vitamin D Supplements
-Replace Your Favorite “Fast Food” Restaurant
-Try at Least One New Healthy Recipe Per Week
-Choose Baked Potatoes Over French Fries
-Eat Your Greens First
-Eat Your Fruits Instead of Drinking Them
-Cook at Home More Often
-Be Active
-Stay Away From “Diet” Foods
-Get a Good Night’s Sleep
-Popcorn Instead of Chips

The Bottom Line
Completely overhauling your diet all at once can be a recipe for disaster.  Instead, try to
incorporate some small changes to make your diet healthier.  And remember, most important, everything in moderation. 

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