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Getting Started On Eating Healthy

Updated on July 28, 2012

Eating Healthy

If you are currently eating anything but healthily, it may be a bit difficult to get you started on making better food choices.

However, everyone needs to eat healthily to maintain proper bodily functions so it is something that you really do have to get started with.

Unfortunately, you probably already know how difficult it is to give up unhealthy eating habits. Fortunately, you can have an easier time this time around by following some tips to get you started on eating a healthier diet.

Get Rid Of All The Gunk and Junk

A good first step when it comes to making healthier eating options is to get rid of all the gunk and junk you have in your home.

If you don't have them, you lessen the likelihood that you will be eating them, after all. You will also cut back on unnecessary snacking in general so that should help you lose some of the extra pounds that have been troubling you.

Just because you're eating healthy doesn't mean you have to go hungry because there are tons of healthy snacks you can choose from, like fresh fruit, whole wheat crackers, yogurt, and vegetable sticks.

If you can't bear the thought of going without anything sweet, keep some sugary treats on hand but keep them in tiny amounts.

It's even O.K. to have some chocolate everyday for as long as you don't eat the whole bar and you stick to dark chocolate as much as possible.

Learn About Healthy Food

Another thing you can do is to actually learn about healthy food and what they can do for your body exactly. Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are good for you but not a lot actually know why.

You have to understand the nutrients and their functions so you'll have a mental note of how important it is to make healthy choices when it comes to the food you eat, actually making you opt for healthier food items than junk food.

Proper Eating Schedule

Coming up with a proper eating schedule may also help you out since this will allow you to plan ahead. Instead of just grabbing what's convenient (and what's convenient is usually not healthy), you can have food that actually satisfies your needs for the day.

You can also take lunch to work which will let you control what actually goes into your meal. You can even plan ahead for your dinners by cooking ahead of time. Just freeze them into portions and reheat when it's time to eat. This is great too if you're always rushing about.

Start Small

To start healthy eating, start small. Make small changes like opting for water instead of soda and pretty soon they'll be like second nature to you. Small steps won't overwhelm you so you won't feel deprived of the food you love, making you more receptive towards eating more healthily.


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      Efficient Admin 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      Yep, if I buy some potato chips to go with my sandwich, well I will end up eating the whole bag of chips during the weekend -- that is great advice to follow to just not have it in your house to begin with (the bigger bags are more economical than the smaller bags).

      I found a healthy dessert that is better than candy (at least for me and my taste) and that is Greek yogurt with honey and organic raisins. I buy those tiny boxes of raisins and put 1 box per yogurt, stir it up real well and it is just divine for my sweet tooth.