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Easy Ways to a Healthier Diet

By Sara Butler

Eating well has numerous health benefits, such as reducing your risk of chronic illness and disease in addition to helping you to feel better each and every day. But making major changes to the way you eat can be overwhelming. For this reason, you may have a larger impact on your overall health and wellness by implementing smaller changes over time. Here are a few small ways you can easily make your diet healthier.

Go Slow

Eating slowly influences how much you eat, which then influence whether or not you can maintain a healthy weight. Studies have been done comparing the speed at which people eat to their likelihood of being obese and it turns out that fast eaters are as much as 115 percent more likely to be obese than their slower eating cohorts.

So, make an effort to eat slower and chew more thoroughly. It can help to cut down the number of calories you get overall and lead to feeling satiated with less food.

Go Whole Grain

It’s easy to make your diet healthier by incorporating more whole grains into your day. When you opt for whole grains in place of more refined grains, then you’re reducing your risk of some chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Whole grains also happen to be a great source of fiber, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, and Vitamin B. Just make sure to read the label on the package and look for items with whole grains or seeds.

Make a List

When you go to the store to do food shopping, make up a list before you go. When you go in without knowing exactly what you need, you’re more prone to making impulse buys. Do this when hungry and you can really add some unhealthy items to your cart!

Plan ahead and stick to your list. This will help you save money and eat healthier!

Go for Eggs

Eggs may be one of the most perfect foods on the planet. They’re high in essential nutrients and high-quality protein your body needs to function at its very best, all in a low-calorie package! Try eating an egg in the morning to help increase your feelings of fullness through the morning and help you consume fewer calories over the course of the day.

These tips are easy to do in order to get you to a healthier you!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Los Angeles, Calif.

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