Saturday, March 19, 2011

Healthy Eating A-Z, Part 2


Here is the second half of Maureen Denard's ideas for how to eat healthy. (Scroll down for A-L)


M - Make it a point to eat only at MEALTIMES; snacking between meals can cause you to overaeat or to fill up on unhealthy snacks instead of nutritious foods.


N - Choose foods that are high in NUTRITION that give you the nutrients your body needs.


O - OMIT high fat dairy products and substitute nonfat or lowfat versions


P - PASS on eating out very often -- eating at home is much healthier


Q - QUIT the red meat in your diet, opting instead for seafood, beans or poultry.


R - REGULARIZE your eating (keep to a schedule, and don't skip meals)


S - If you must snack, SNACK on healthy foods.


T - Take enough TIME to eat your meals -- rushing leads to overeating.


U - UNDO bad eating habits, such as snacking at every opportunity, keeping candy in your desk and dipping in too often, skipping breakfast, and so on.


V - Eat VEGETARIAN meals at least a couple of times a week -- it's not hard. Think pasta with red sauce or stir-fried Asian veggies with brown rice and soy sauce.


W - Realize that you have to WORK to maintain a healthy eating plan. Start by working in one good habit a week, and soon you'll have it all down.


X - Try not to make eXceptions to the rule of eating healthfully at every meal. If you slip up, start again at your very next meal!


Y - Keep food YEARNINGS at bay by not denying yourself foods you really love, even those that are not high on the healthy foodie chain. Just have a little bit.


Z - Wait at least an hour after eating before you get your ZZZZs; sleeping right after a meal can cause indigestion, heartburn, poor sleep and can contribute to becoming overweight.


Maureen Denard can be reached at denard12.maureen@mail.com

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