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10 Tips On Healthy Eating

All right so we keep going on and on about healthy eating and how it is essential to keep healthy in order to fulfil an active life. Youíre now probably absolutely sick of the word "health" and want us to desperately to change the subject. Well weíre not going to just yet! Thatís because thereís one thing saying we must eat healthily but how exactly do we do that. Here I bring you 10 very easy tips on how to keep a healthy diet:

1. Eat A Variety Of Foods

You need more than 40 different nutrients to have good health and no single food can supply them all. So basically it is your job throughout each day to eat as many different food types as possible in order to get all of the essential nutrients in your body. It also means youíll never get bored of food as you can eat so many different things! Be adventurous and most of all have fun when youíre eating it all!

 

2. Base Your Diet On Plenty Of Foods Rich In Carbohydrates

Most people do not eat enough foods;like bread, pasta, other cereals and potatoes (carbohydrate food). Nearly half the calories in your diet should come from these types of foods. Try wholegrain bread, pasta to increase your fibre in take too. Not only is carbohydrate food relatively low in fat but it is extremely filling and will give you heaps loads of energy to get you through the day.

3. Enjoy Plenty Of Fruits And Vegetables

We all know that fruit and vegetables are the key foods that will supply us with plenty of vitamins and nutrients in order to keep us healthy. So why donít we eat enough of them? Most of us given the chance would rather eat a packet of crisps or chocolate. Although those foods will initially make us feel a bit energetic, they will often leave us feeling tired and sluggish during the day. Try to eat a least five portions of fruit or vegetables a day. They donít have to be eaten on their own. If you donít like fruit or vegetables, then try to add them into your food; for example, have salad as sandwich filler.

4. Maintain A Healthy Body Weight And Feel Good About Yourself

The weight that is right for you depends on many things such as your sex, height, build and age. Being over weight increases your chances of a wide range of diseases including heart diseases. But constant dieting or eating very little can cause many eating disorders that will then effect your health, as you wouldnít be getting enough nutrients. Sounds complicated donít it? But basically what we are trying to say is as long as you eat three meals a day, and the food you eat is healthy food, and you exercise regularly then you should maintain a well-balanced body weight making you extremely healthy!

5. Eat Moderate Portions Ė Reduce, Donít Eliminate Foods

If you keep your portion sizes reasonable, itís a lot easier to eat all of the foods you enjoy without having to eliminate any. And that means you can treat yourself with a few extra foods such as chocolate! Only as long as you donít go mad and buy a whole tub of Celebrations and eat them all yourself.

6. Eat Regularly

Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can lead to out-of-control hunger. So when you do eventually eat, youíll end up eating far more than you would have usually. Snacking between meals can curb hunger, but make sure you donít eat too much and substitute it for a proper meal. Donít forget to count your snacks as part as your total calorie intake.

7. Drink Plenty Of Fluids

As you should be well aware by now, adults need to drink at least 1.5 litres of water a day! Usually more depending on whether you are being physically active or it is very hot. Plain water is obviously the best source but juices or milk are equally as good.

8. Get On The Move

Too many calories and not enough activity can result in unhealthy weight gain. Moderately physical activity helps burn off those extra calories. It will also increase the strength of our heart and circulatory system that will improve our general health and fitness. Use the stairs instead of the lift. Walk or bike to school instead of getting a lift. You donít have to train to be the next gold medallist to get fit!

9. Make Changes Gradually

Gradual changes to your lifestyle are much easier to make than major ones all at once. For three days write down everything you eat. Every meal, snack and drink. By doing this you can see exactly what you aren't getting enough of and what you need to start cutting down on. Try to add an extra portion of fruit into your diet a day. That way you can start to increase your daily intake of all the right foods but without even noticing too much!

10. Remember, There Are No "Good" Or "Bad" Foods

There are better foods and foods that you shouldn't eat too often. But never cut something totally out of your diet. Not only will it make you feel miserable but if you ever do feel like treating yourself you'll end up going over the top and eating more of it than usual. Eat the naughty foods in moderation and the healthier foods regularly to provide the variety and balance that is needed for good health.

Click here to Read:

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Diary Of A Cereal Filler

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Go to our links page and look at other fascinating sites about the wonderful world of food.

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- Vick


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©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick


©1999-2003 Pupiline Limited, 2003-2008 Creative Commons. For info email Oli Originally powered by KeConnect Internet, now powered by XCalibre and the Big Boost, recovered thanks to Warrick