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Eat Your Way to a Healthy Lifestyle Following Healthy Eating Guidelines

Healthy eating guidelines are important because they will help us on our way to good nutritional health, create healthy eating habits, and reduce the risk of nutrition related diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Now surely that's a big incentive for you to read on....

Plan ahead using healthy eating guidelines and make sure that eating a balanced healthy diet is a piece of cake - or should that be fruit? Enjoy easy healthy meals every day making weekly meal plans by following these basic guidelines and following any or all of these healthy eating tips.

  • Eat a variety of different foods
  • Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables
  • Eat plenty of starchy and fibre rich foods
  • Eat sensible amounts - don't be greedy!
  • Cut back on sugary foods and drinks
  • Cut back on fatty foods
  • Enjoy Your Food

Or as the Cookie Monster says.....

"Every time you eat a vegetable, The cookie monster dies a little inside."

Components of a balanced healthy diet

There are four main food groups referred to by government health departments in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada and Australia. A healthy balanced diet will include a variety of foods from each group in appropriate quantities.

  • Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and grains
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Milk and dairy products
  • Meat, fish, eggs and alternatives

Remember, these are healthy eating guidelines. There is no need to weigh all your food, count calories or analyze the nutrient content of every meal, unless, of course, you want to!Still not sure which foods are healthy? Take a look at these suggestions for making a list of healthiest foods Or go straight to my 10 Top Healthiest Foods.

If you're still not sure whether you really need to eat a healthy balanced diet take a moment to look at the benefits of healthy eating, if you need convincing.

Or you could check your BMI to make sure you fall within the normal range or are heading towards being overweight - BMI is calculated by taking into account your height and weight

Think in %s and balance out over a week or few days at a time

Variety is important to ensure the body gets the essential nutrients it requires.

  • 30% Fruit and vegetables
  • 30% Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes etc
  • 15% Meat,fish, alternatives
  • 15% Milk and dairy products
  • 10% Fat and sugary products

Make a start by incorporating these healthy eating guidelines into your normal routine. Get organized with healthy eating plans using some easy recipes, for a few days or week ahead. You don't need to buy new cookery books. Check you have all the necessary ingredients and shop for the fresh fruit, vegetables and meat etc. In no time at all you'll be feeling the benefits of a healthy diet!

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For More Information About Healthy Eating Check out the following articles:-

Benefits of Healthy Eating - irresistible reasons for eating a healthy balanced diet and maintaining good health.

Healthy Eating Plans - the first step towards getting organized with plans for breakfasts, lunches, dinners and even snacks.

Essential Healthy Eating Tips - following these tips is a great way to maintain a healthy weight, and a big step towards living a healthy lifestyle.

List of Healthy Food - learn about healthy foods and create your own lists.

10 Top Healthiest Foods - Get a head start on improving your diet when you know what foods are healthy.

Healthy Breakfast Foods - Do You Start Your Day With A Healthy Breakfast? Ideas to help you start the day right.

Easy Healthy Meals - You don't always need a recipe book, with a little inspiration we can eat tasty, healthy meals all the time.

Eating Healthy on a Budget - You can start eating healthy on a budget, all it takes is a few changes to you lifestyle, and following this advice.

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