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The Toughest Health Advice to Follow

By Sara Butler

It’s not always easy to follow advice, no matter how much you’ll benefit from doing so. And nowhere is this more prevalent than nutrition advice. You likely know what you need to do in order to eat healthily and maintain a healthy weight, but sticking to it is something else altogether. Here are a few of the toughest pieces of nutrition advice to follow.

Eating Protein for Breakfast

When it comes to breakfast, people have good intentions. You make a commitment to yourself to eat it and to eat a healthy combination of things while you do it! Whole grains, healthy carbohydrates, and protein -- you’ve got it covered! But then reality hits and that cup of coffee will just have to suffice on a very busy morning, right?

Studies have shown that higher protein at breakfast is important. It helps to keep you satisfied and energized all morning long. It also contributes to strong bones and maintaining a healthy weight. In order to succeed at this piece of nutrition advice, you have to set yourself up for success. Have high protein foods on hand for breakfast such as cottage cheese, eggs, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt. Eat leftovers for breakfast if you have to, or make your meals ahead of time.

Don’t Snack at Night

Eating at night isn’t necessarily terrible for you, but mindless munching is a sure-fire way to derail the reaching or maintaining of a healthy weight. You get tired or bored after dinner and so you reach for a snack, right? Snacking won’t make you any less tired, but it will pack unneeded calories into your day.

If you want to succeed, then you have to stay out of your kitchen at night. Make it a closed zone, a no man’s land! If you think about it as someplace you just don’t venture after a certain time of night, then you’ll be less likely to go in there and do something you may regret later.

Reducing Portion Size

When you’re at home, portion size can be fairly easy to control. But when you’re out with friends or family, it can be much more of a challenge. Many restaurant dishes are several servings, so nutritionists advise cutting the meal in half and sharing or boxing up the other half.

Succeeding at this piece of advice is about perspective. Don’t think of only eating half the dish as a waste of money. Instead, think about it as getting two meals for the price of one or enjoying time out with friends and family.

Remember, success can be measured a few different ways. Find a way to attack a problem and solve it -- because there's an answer for even the toughest problems. 

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in St. Louis, Mo. 

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