Magazine article Work & Family Life

10 Simple but Effective Tips for Healthier Eating

Magazine article Work & Family Life

10 Simple but Effective Tips for Healthier Eating

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Nutrition advisers offer these suggestions to help you overcome the most common obstacles to healthy eating:

1 Be thoughtful. Make a grocery shopping list and stick to it. Keep cut-up veggies in the fridge with a low-fat dip or a bowl of fruit on the table for sudden urges to eat.

2 Plan your meals around vegetables instead of what kind of meat or starch you want to serve. In other words: think asparagus and go from there. Make a point to eat some produce at every meal or snack.

3 Cook dishes on weekends that you can eat during the week. Make a pot of bean soup or a vegetable lasagna. Buy pre-cut greens and veggies. If you need a justification for the higher cost, think of it this way: we spend plenty on not eating healthfully.

4 Be incremental. Small changes count too. If eating fruit after lunch every day is too much, do it every other day. If you're a big soda drinker, switch to milk for one meal a day. Try doing one or two things as many times as you can.

5 Have strategies in mind when you eat out. Order baked and broiled dishes. Eat just one piece of bread. …

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