Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Tips For Eating Healthy

By Alexander Sutton

When you think about changing your eating habits or starting a healthy diet, the amount of information available can seem overwhelming. But in reality, changing your eating habits and maintaining a healthy diet is not as hard as some people think it is. If you don't learn anything else about eating healthy, you should always remember that the first key to a healthy diet is to eat a wide variety of foods. This is extremely important because different foods contain different vitamins and minerals that your body needs in order to function properly. In addition to eating a wide variety of foods, there are some added guidelines, provided by the UC Berkley Foundations of Wellness, that can help you maintain your healthy diet.

1. Eat foods that are high in fiber.
2. Make sure to include green, orange, and yellow fruits and vegetables.
3. Limit consumption of sugary and refined foods.
4. Limit intake of animal fats.
5. Cut back on trans fats.
6. Increase intake of fish and nuts.
7. Moderate portion size.
8. Get enough calcium.
9. Drink alcohol only in moderation.

By following these simple guidelines, you can successfully maintain a healthy diet and eating habit. It is also important to make sure you are not eating more calories than you are burning each day. So in addition to healthy eating habits, try to develop healthy habits that include regular exercise and physical activity. You also do not have to feel like you should give up all of your favorite foods. Eating healthy is all about moderation. So have your favorite cheeseburger and fries-just don't order it every day. When you take the time to occasionally indulge in your favorite foods, you are more likely to stick with your healthy eating habits for the long term.

Alexander Sutton is the owner of a nutrition and fitness retail storefront in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been a nutrition professional for more than 8 years. For additional information, please visit sports nutrition.