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3 Tips for a Healthy Diet

By Virginia Laird

Changing your diet is never an easy task. Rather, it takes a great deal of determination to cut out sugar, carbs, and some of your favorite foods. However, it is in your diet where you can improve your overall wellness. Experts say that eating healthy is always a good decision. These experts also recommend that you should make small and simple changes instead of changing all at once. A few tips to consider implementing in your diet include:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Include lean protein
  • Add plenty of veggies to your meals

Drink Plenty of Water

One of the first steps in choosing a healthy diet is to make water an essential part of it. Water can help you feel more full, which can curb the appetite. Consuming plenty of water can also help the body flush out toxins. It is advised that you should strive to consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. Start today making water a priority.  

Include Lean Protein 

As you begin a healthier diet it is necessary that you choose lean proteins. Choosing lean protein can help reduce the amount of fat you consume. Health and wellness experts say that lean protein is generally limited to chicken and fish. Additionally, experts say that those who use lean protein in their diet have better success shedding unwanted weight and keeping it off. If you are one who prefers meat other than the recommended chicken and fish, start by replacing one meal with lean meat and increase slowly until you have successfully changed your diet to lean proteins.

Add Plenty of Veggies to Your Meals

Whether you love veggies or hate them, these are imperative when planning a healthy diet. Health and wellness experts say that a healthy diet is based on a foundation of vegetables. According to research, those who eat healthiest are eating a rainbow of colors. This includes adding plenty of greens. While you may have a few favorites, and some veggies you choose to avoid, when trying to eat healthier it is necessary that you make an effort to include a wide variety. 

Now is the time to take a good look at the food you choose and begin determining where there is room for change. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Holly Springs, N.C.

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