Step Away From Fast Food and Try Healthier Eating
By Stephen R. Farris
In the fast-paced world we live in today, we've become a patron of fast foods and eating out at restaurants rather than cooking at home and eating a healthier diet. Combined with less exercise, due to our workload, school, etc., it's no wonder we continue to add pounds to our bodies.
That extra poundage can put a lot of stress on our bodies as well, and may also lead to health problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart problems to mention a few, along with added aches and pains in our joints and muscles.
However, there is a way to avoid these pitfalls, but it's not something that will happen overnight. In order to start eating healthy, one should have a plan in place. Consulting with your doctor or chiropractor is definitely a great start because they can provide nutritional and exercise suggestions to get you going on the right path to a healthier you.
Getting Your Day Off to a Good Start
A nutritious breakfast is one way to start your work, school or activity for the day. Proteins and low-carb foods can help wake your muscles and joints up, along with a brisk exercise routine beginning with stretching and maybe a brisk walk, jog or pedaling on your bicycle through the park or neighborhood.
It's so easy to grab a few frozen pizzas, microwave dinners and other non-healthy items while out doing your grocery shopping. But instead of grabbing the "quick-fix" items, try selecting foods high in protein such as eggs, bacon even, and plenty of fresh veggies and fruits. Believe it or not, those items are very easy to prepare and cook and are more likely to provide you with many of the nutrients you need. There are plenty of resources available online to help guide you with healthy food selection and how to prepare and cook them.
Go Ahead and Grab a Few Snacks; It's OK
Snacks are good, if they're the right ones. Avoid greasy chips, candy bars and snacks loaded with calories and additives. Good snacks are nuts, fruits and veggies such as carrots and celery. Don't forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day to help maintain that full feeling, plus it'll help keep you from overeating at meal time as well.
Before starting any diet or exercise regimen, be sure to consult with your doctor or chiropractor to see what they have to offer in these areas that will help benefit you in your quest to a better, healthier lifestyle.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cypress, Tex.