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Healthy eating tips

Healthy eating tips.

So many people get confused with all the different studies and conflicting advice on diet and nutrition. Eating healthfully does not have to be complicated. Here are a few simple tips that I have successfully shared with clients over the years to help them become healthier and select a more nutritious diet.

  • Practice portion control. When it comes to weight control, how much you eat matters more than what you eat.
  • Allow yourself to indulge a small portion of your favorite food.
  • Deprivation does not work.
  • Do not eat diet food (unless, of course, you really think it tastes delicious.)
  • Limit soda and sugar sweetened beverages.
  • Choose a variety of fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables.
  • Choose locally grown produce and buy what’s in season.
  • Eat real foods.
  • Limit processed food and packaged foods with a long ingredient list containing words you can’t pronounce.
  • When eating out, share a meal and enjoy the company.
  • Enjoy your food and eat slowly.
  • Cook more often (or learn to cook) .
  • Eat whole grains instead of refined grains.
  • Eat more plant based proteins instead of high fat meats.
  • Choose healthy fats such as olive oil and nuts instead of unhealthy fats such as butter and margarine. But remember, fats have lots of calories, so don’t overdo it.
  • Before eating, ask yourself, “am I hungry?”

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