Tips For Eating Healthy!
Tips for eating healthy
If switching to a healthy diet were easy, everyone would do it. So what should you do if
you're having a hard time choosing the right foods and sticking to a healthy eating pattern?
Small changes over time result in big payoffs! That means setting small, attainable goals
each day that will translate into long-term results. Here are some tips:
1. Stay hydrated. This will help you reduce cravings and feel fuller.
2. Don't skip meals.
3. Eat at about the same time each day. When possible of course. Keeping an ample
supply of Elite Lifestyle Cuisine meals or subscribing to one of our plans can help
eliminate meal preparation time and prevent you from making poor, impulsive choices.
4. Get active. Increasing daily activity by only 20 minutes can improve your mindset.
Defeat your cravings. If you experience a craving for something salty, don't hesitate to
add some kosher or sea salt to your food. If sugar is your thing, a simple tablespoon of
natural preserves or 1/2 a piece of fruit can satisfy that craving!
5. Don't dwell on setbacks. Dwelling on a setback could unravel all of your goals; picking right back up is a better option!
Keep in mind that good choices, like eating a healthy diet, happen over time. A few small
changes in the right direction can help improve your life.
Top Reasons to Eat More Nutrient-Rich Foods
1. Be healthier
Not everybody who is thin is healthy, and not everyone who is overweight is unhealthy,
eating right can improve health even for thin people! I've often said that a great 'physical
appearance' is just a bi-product of being healthy. It is overall functionality of the human
body which determines how healthy you really are. Why not consume foods to help ensure
proper body function?
2. Increase productivity
Like any vehicle, your brain needs quality fuel to run efficiently. When it comes to your job,
working more efficiently can help you earn more- since high achievers are usually first in
line for promotions and raises!
How much can eating healthy help? One study published by Population Health
Management found that eating an unhealthy diet diminishes your productivity rate by 66
3. Enhance mood
What you eat has an impact on your brain, including the parts that regulate mood. Although
there's no single food that acts as a proven antidepressant, maintaining stable blood sugar
through regular, proper nutrition will help you feel better overall on most days. Foods rich in
vitamins and minerals, such as fruits, whole grains and vegetables, have been associated
with lower risk of depression, as have foods rich in omega-3 fats, such as nuts, salmon
and other fatty fish.
Eating healthy also plays a role in reducing stress. When your body is in a chronic state of
stress, it breaks down protein to prepare for battle, but certain foods have the ability to
moderate the body's level of cortisol, the stress hormone. Some studies have found that
consuming foods with omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium may help reduce cortisol
levels. Eating a protein-rich diet, can help replenish protein stores and keep cortisol
4. Regulate weight
Most people know this, however, it needs to be mentioned. Over 33 percent of Americans
are overweight or obese, and obesity contributes to nearly 1 in 5 American deaths.
According to the Obesity Action Coalition, decreasing your body weight by 5-10 percent
can lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of Type 2
Simply replacing soda with water, consuming veggies instead of chips, and ordering salads
in place of fries not only will help you lose weight, but can help you save money!
The average obese person spends over $2,500 more on health care per year than a
5. Live longer
Plenty of studies have shown associations between a long life and healthy eating habits!
No matter how you look at it, a healthy diet can play an important role in how long you'll
live, not to mention how much money you can save on life insurance!
When shopping for life insurance, you are usually required to take a health exam or submit
your medical records. You could be denied for coverage or pay double premiums if you are