Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dos and Don’ts of Healthy Eating

Eat food according to your requirements and make sure you eat in moderation.

Growing children need more food and nutrients.

Pregnant and lactating mothers need more food and nutrients.

When we are recovering from an illness, nutritional needs will increase. 

As a normal adult, make sure that you prevent both under eating and over eating. Eat when you are hungry and eat until you are almost,but not completely, full. 

Eat mindfully. Pay attention to what you are eating.

Chew your food slowly and enjoy your meal.

No one should interfere between you and your food.
Make sure no Tv should be on while eating food.

Do not eat when you are stressed as you are likely to make poor choices or overeat.

Want to make your meal more interesting?
Include a variety of foods in your diet, but it will also enhance its nutritional value.

Never eat anything in the spur of the moment.
Plan your meals of the week in advance .Go grocery shopping and fill your refrigerator with all the healthy food options.

Drinking sufficient water is also very important. Make sure you don’t over sip. But drink at least 6-8 glasses of water everyday. 
Drink more water when you are sweating, or when you exercise. 
Make sure do not be lazy to have water. Do not dehydrate yourself at all in hot weather.

It is better to enjoy  4-5 small meals everyday instead of just 2-3 meals in a day. Smaller, frequent meals are better absorbed. 

Make sure you eat breakfast like a king. It is the most important meal of the day. Start your day happy with yummy meal.

Always choose traditional home made food instead of processed, ready to eat convenience foods. Processed foods are generally refined, calorie dense and the majority of them are rich in fat or in salt or sugar.

It will be very smart of you if you are eating in smaller plates. 
Make sure you also take small bites of your food.

No sugary drinks while having your meals.

Avoid smoking

Limit the amount of alcohol you consume.

Enjoy your food.Emotional stress and denial may lead to a change in attitude towards food and modifications in food habits.

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