Friday, May 15, 2009

Healthy Eating Rules

  • Know your diet dangers - your allergies and intolerances and bad eating habits
  • Know what's best for your body - e.g. do carbs make you fatigued?
  • Eat breakfast within one hour of rising
  • Eat 5-6 Smaller Meals Per Day
  • Chew each mouthful 20-25 times
  • Be "conscious" when eating - you could eat more when watching TV or reading
  • Don't eat too much or too little of any particular food
  • Cut on American staples: Red meat, refined grains, potatoes
  • Cut down on sodium - fast food, prepackaged dishes, soups have more salt than

    Fresh vegetables are common in a healthy diet.Image via Wikipedia

    you need
  • Watch calories, bad fats, sugar
  • Get enough fruits and vegetables, all essential nutrients
  • Don't skip meals
  • Eat enough to keep your metabolism going
  • Listen to your body: do not overeat or eat when you do not need to
  • Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime

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