How to Eat Healthy Everyday

Fad diets come and go - none proving the miracle weightloss method as we had hoped. There is one ingredient to maintaining a healthy diet every nutritionist can agree on and that is eating breakfast every day.

After going without food all night, your body wakes up hungry. Breakfast provides the body some much-needed fuel, boosting your energy level. Without breakfast, one tends to feel tired and lethargic, making it extremely difficult to concentrate or get much accomplished.

Breakfast revs up the metabolism, helping you burn calories the rest of the day. This is especially important if you are trying to lose weight. Eating small, regular meals - including breakfast - is essential to maintaining your metabolism.

Be sure to eat a hearty breakfast packed full of fiber and protein to help hold you over until lunchtime. On chilly winter mornings, mix hot oat bran with dried fruit and nuts. For breakfast on the go, grab a fiber snack bar or protein shake.

Without a good breakfast, you are more likely to consume a larger meal at lunch, more than making up for any calories you think you're saving by skipping breakfast. Plus, being hungry often has a negative impact on your mood, which can affect your work and your relationships.

Even if you tend to grab unhealthy breakfast fare, it's more important to eat something than to go without anything for breakfast. So go ahead and grab a donut, just try to have something a little healthier for lunch and dinner. If you have been skipping breakfast, make it a habit to include the most important meal of the day in your daily schedule.

Along with eating breakfast, there are a few other key habits to develop in order to eat healthy on a regular basis. Follow these healthy tips to look and feel your best.

Get those five servings of fruit and vegetable to provide your body with the essential nutrients it needs to function properly. It's easier than you think, as even natural fruit juices and some snacks count towards a serving of fruit. Instead of candy, reach for dried fruit to quench your sweet tooth. Snack on carrot sticks or celery smeared with a little peanut butter between meals.

By staying active, you further rev your metabolism and are less likely to indulge on unhealthy food. So get your body moving by incorporating some exercise into your daily routine. Even taking a walk on your lunch break or choosing the stairs over the elevator counts.

Avoid fried foods. Opt for baked or broiled meals, especially when dining out. Avoid fast food all together.

Carbs are not your enemy. Enjoy pasta and breads, but choose whole grains and whole wheat, which have more fiber and minerals.

Drink plenty of fluids. There's nothing better for you than water, but coffee, juice, and tea works. The main concern is to stay well hydrated.

Aim to eat a serving of fish at least twice a week. Salmon, especially, is chock full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. For the rest of your meals, choose lean proteins, such as skinless chicken breast or lean cuts of beef.

Keep healthy snacks on hand. Fiber rich snacks, like frozen grapes, plain popcorn, nuts, and carrot sticks are perfect to keep you full between meals. Avoid processed foods with little nutritional value, such as donuts (as good as they are), pretzels, cookies, and candies.

The Internet is teaming with healthy recipes for dinners and desserts. Learn to prepare healthy pasta, pot roasts, and more. Develop these daily habits and learn that it's not only possible, it's easy, to eat healthy everyday.

No comments:

Post a Comment