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Balancing Nutrition Tips

Updated on April 2, 2015

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Nutrition Secrets

My Top Nutritional Tips

  1. Before starting on your nutritional journey, write down what your goals are. After writing down “I want…” change the wording to be “I am… “ For example: "I am 115 pounds.” This is called positive affirmation and positive “chi.” We must rid ourselves of negativity to reach our goals. Seeing something as “I want…” means you will always be wanting. Next time you look in the mirror say, “I am good looking.” This is something I need to work on myself.
  2. Drink 8 glasses of water a day. This will flush out toxins and keep you hydrated. Being hydrated brings up our energy level. Water is a great appetite suppressant, and often when we think we're hungry, we're actually just thirsty. Drinking a good amount of water could lower your risks of a heart attack. Keeping hydrated with water clears up your skin and minimize wrinkles. Our digestive systems need a good amount of water to digest food properly. Drinking lots of water can also reduce the risk of bladder and colon cancer.
  3. Cut out junk food. Sugar, salt, potato chips, candy, and desserts are all empty calories. Junk food leads to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer and the list goes on.
  4. If overweight, chose a diet or lifestyle change that is right for you. Whether you go on a low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, vegetarian or vegan diet, make sure it is one that you can commit to. A diet for one person might not be the ideal diet for another. It shouldn’t be something that you suffer through, but a way of life that you can live with.
  5. Research what might be missing as far as vitamins and minerals in your diet. The Atkins diet may be low in vitamin C and calcium. Where as a vegan diet my lack in vitamins A, B and D. Other types of diets may be missing other nutrients. Research what missing or the diet is short of and balance it out with supplements.
  6. Find time to exercise and make it enjoyable. I love to walk. It is a low-impacted exercise that works all the muscles. Jogging, aerobics or dance burns calories faster than walking. Working with weights builds muscle. Muscle burns calories faster than fat. What ever type of fitness that you chose, make sure that it is something that you can stick with. And remember if you don’t have enough time in the day, there are many quick workouts that can be fit in a 10 to 15 minute break.
  7. Instead of eating three large meals a day, break it down to 5 or 6 small meals. This is called grazing or the Lunch Box diet. It is easier on your digestive system. It keeps your body more in balance and you don’t feel like you want to take nap the way you do after eating a large meal.

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    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Sandy, Great advice. I do some of these things but I need to be more consistent. Good hub.

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      Coolmon2009 8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Good information, I enjoyed reading your article; I will bookmark this one.

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      you suggest one 8 years ago from NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND

      tomorrow I go to see my nurse for my yearly diabetes check,your advice seems so simple but believe me it is not always so easy,why is it that everything I like is no good for me.very good hub,I will keep trying to follow my nurses advice,and yours,

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      billyaustindillon 8 years ago

      Breaking your meals down to 5 or 6 small ones and drinking water are two huge steps. Nice Hub.

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      Christine Mulberry 8 years ago

      It's hard to change your diet, but we need to realize that without such changes better health won't be forthcoming.

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      alexandriaruthk 8 years ago from US

      good tips and advices! drink 8 glasses of water is all!

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Great advice - the water thing is SO important and so many people forget all about it. I literally carry my bottles of water down to my office every day and set them in a row on my desk just so I make sure I do it! Super hub.

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      Darlene Sabella 8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Great hub and even better tips, I hope your challange is successful so keep writing, thumbs up...

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      entertianmentplus 8 years ago from United States

      Good tips thanks for sharing.

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Glad you mention that the same diet doesn't work for everyone!

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      nancy_30 8 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you for these great tips.