A Simplified Approach to Proper Nutrition
Whenever we overindulge during meals, we tend to wince later as we reflect on the amount of calories, carbohydrates and fat we packed into our bodies. It can be very difficult to resist our temptation to devour tasty meals or goodies, especially after we’ve worked up an appetite. And if you’re one to never pass on dessert or unhealthy snacks, then you may be all too familiar with what excess weight around your midsection looks and feels like, not to mention what the overconsumption of empty calories on a regular basis does to your health.
You may think that taking control of your diet and nutrition is too much of a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be if you simplify the way you think about proper nutrition.
- Change is change. Realize that even small change is good. Don’t beat yourself up whenever you relapse with unhealthy eating. Just keep going.
- Try picking out a new vegetable, or other healthy produce or item and make it a staple in every grocery trip throughout the year.
- Consider replacing a few full sugar items with low sugar alternatives, such as: coffee creamers, jellies, jams and switch to zero carbohydrate sodas. Cutting your sugar intake or fat intake on items that don’t have much impact on your palette will support your healthy eating initiative without the feeling deprived.
- Evaluate your plate! Try decreasing the portion size of the more fattening foods on your plate and increasing the portion size of healthy foods. A little goes a long way over time.