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How to Begin Eating Healthy

By Virginia Laird

The idea of eating healthy can seem like an elementary concept, making many believe it is easy to apply in your life. However, there are some who struggle with this simple task. After years of poor food choices, unhealthy habits can be hard to break. For this reason, health and wellness experts have offered a host of tips to help those who struggle get on the right path. A few of their tips include:

  • Reduce your consumption of sugar
  • Choose lean proteins
  • Make sure every meal is balanced

Reduce Your Consumption of Sugar

While it can be difficult to reduce sugar from your diet or get rid of it completely, it is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. Consuming too much sugar can pack on the pounds, lead to heart disease, and increase your chances of developing type two diabetes. It is not mandatory to completely get rid of sugar, but most health and wellness experts advise that you should limit your sugar consumption to one treat each week.

Choose Lean Proteins

Although red meat is a favorite to many, it is not the healthiest protein to choose. Health and wellness experts advise that choosing lean meats include choosing fish and chicken. Research suggests that a diet developed around eating fish and chicken is a healthier diet than one that leans primarily on red meat. If you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle, it is time to begin curbing your consumption of red meat. If you are one who is not a fan of chicken or fish, making the change slowly can help you be successful.

Make Sure Every Meal is Balanced

Do you know exactly what it means to have a balanced meal? Research suggests that many do not understand exactly what needs to be on a plate to make it balanced. However, health and wellness experts suggest that a balanced meal should routinely be part of a healthy lifestyle. A balanced plate consists of a large portion of vegetables with a smaller portion of lean protein. It is never too late to begin learning how to balance a meal and teaching this skill to your children so that will also be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Staying healthy begins by adhering to a diet that is balanced. Now is the time to begin making these changes to your lifestyle. You will be glad you made your eating habits a priority as you watch your health improve.

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

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