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10 Easy Tips to Live By

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by creedito, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. creedito

    creedito Forum Veteran Established

    Eating healthily is all about balance.
    Every now and then it’s perfectly OK
    to have pie for dinner or a nice slice of
    cake at teatime – treats are a part of
    life – but it's also important to
    recognise when we're pushing things
    too far. Indulgent food should be
    enjoyed and savoured, but only
    occasionally – it's important to
    remember that the majority of our diet
    should be made up of balanced,
    nutritious everyday foods. Make
    healthy food a priority in your life and
    allow it to bring your family and
    friends together. Learn to love how it
    makes you feel, how delicious it is
    and remember that a healthy balanced
    diet and regular exercise are the keys
    to a healthy lifestyle.
    1. COOK FROM SCRATCH
    This is one of the most important
    life skills you can learn. It allows
    you to have complete control of
    what goes into your food.
    2. EAT A BALANCED DIET
    Aim to eat a balanced diet that
    contains each of the food groups in
    the correct proportions.
    3. VARIETY IS KEY – EAT THE
    RAINBOW
    Fill your diet with a wide range of
    fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish,
    eggs, pulses, nuts, seeds,
    wholegrains and naturally low fat
    dairy foods. When it comes to fruit
    and veg, different colours provide
    your body with the different
    nutrients it needs to stay strong
    and healthy – it's not just greens
    that are good for you!
    4. UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE
    EATING
    Make an effort to learn about the
    food you're eating – we all need to
    understand where food comes from
    and how it affects our bodies.
    5. EAT NUTRITIOUS CALORIES
    Make sure the majority of your
    energy intake comes from
    nutritious calories that also
    provide your body with nutrients
    like vitamins, minerals, protein,
    fibre and good fats. Avoid empty
    calories.
    6. DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST
    Breakfast kick-starts your
    metabolism and helps you to be
    alert and awake throughout the
    day. Make sure you always eat a
    nutritious breakfast. Make it
    wholesome and make it count.
    7. READ THE SMALL PRINT
    It's important to read packaging
    correctly. Be aware of the
    recommended portion sizes, and
    the sugar, salt and saturated fat
    contents. Remember that not all E-
    numbers are bad, but too many is
    often a bad sign.
    8. DRINK MORE WATER
    Water is an essential part of your
    diet. Drink plenty of water and
    avoid empty calories from things
    such as fizzy drinks, energy drinks
    or juices with added sugar. Eat
    your calories don't drink them.
    9. KEEP ACTIVE
    Exercise is an extremely important
    factor in staying healthy so try to
    be as active as you can.
    10. SLEEP WELL
    Make sure you get enough sleep –
    it's an essential part of being
    healthy and directly affects how
    well we are able to learn, grow and
    act in life. While we're asleep, our
    bodies have that all-important time
    to repair.
     
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