Having the proper knowledge is what you need to make wise health choices.  Keep reading to find out more about nutrition and make some healthy changes to your life.

An easy way to cut fat and calorie intake every week is to have a few vegetarian meals.  It is not required that you consume animal protein on a daily basis to stay healthy.  Sometimes it’s good to give your body as well as your digestive system a rest from them by having one or two, “meatless days”.  Try it!

Many people aren’t aware that carbs are good for you. While it may not be a good idea to consume too many, low-carb eating plans can hinder your progress. In addition to making you sated for longer periods of time, carbs are used by your body to make energy. As a result, you’ll find yourself eating less. Over time, this leads to weight loss.  Just make sure it’s the right kinds of carbs and not refined, highly-processed wheat and corn products…preferably organic and non-GMO.

Folic Acid

Help heal your hair by eating foods rich in lean proteins, zinc, and folic acid. Keratin is the primary component of your hair, and it’s a type of protein itself. It also needs folic acid and zinc to stay shiny and smooth. Excellent foods for this purpose include avocados, legumes and seafood.

Raw Veggies

When it comes to healthy, tasty snacks, raw veggies simply cannot be beat. They help to sate some of your food cravings without resorting to unhealthy salty or sugary snacks. They are nearly as easy to prepare as most junk snack foods. They are even neater than more convenient foods. Raw veggies bridge the gap between meals.

An excellent tip for eating healthier is setting times during your day when you will consume your meals. This helps your body adjust to a schedule; being aware of meal times can prevent you from making unhealthy choices when you get hungry.

Give your body a good start early to prepare it for the day ahead. Breakfast is paramount in maintaining energy levels throughout your day. You want to focus on foods that are high in carbs and protein for your morning meal. These nutrients will keep you feeling strong and full longer and will help you to maintain a consistent energy level.

Eating out? Share one entree with your guest. Many entree portion sizes are just too big for one person and, therefore, contain too much fat and too many excess calories. Dividing the meal cuts costs and saves calories. Doing this means you can still eat out without ruining your diet.

Information is the foundation for making good decisions about anything, including nutrition. This article has hopefully helped opened your eyes to a few things about nutrition. You’re the only one that can do this. Once you decide you want to get healthy, start planning your new diet.

Cherie King - Your Wellness Advocate

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