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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!
The information provided on this website is for reference purposes only. It is not intended as medical or professional advice.
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