May 16, 2011

Healthy Habits that Anyone Can Follow.


Breakfast Cereal with Fruit


Developing healthy habits can be overwhelming if you do not know where to start. A lot of people fail at healthy living simply because they try too many things at the same time and they end up not sticking to anything. They get back to their double cheeseburgers and “exciting” evenings in front of the TV and keep getting bigger as their health problems increase.
Developing healthy habits that stick is not that complicated if you choose the simple ones and progress slowly. Here are a few healthy eating habits that you can choose from.

Sliced Fruit

  1. Always eat a big breakfast.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of fruits to your breakfast.
  3. Drink 8 glasses of water and carry a bottle of water with you all the time.
  4. Start a food diary and track how much you are actually eating. The general guidelines are 1600 calories for women and 2200 for men (active people would obviously need more).
  5. Substitute fresh and dried fruits and berries for candies and granola bar.
  6. Eat fish on most days of the week. Choose fatty fish like salmon, herring and trout as often as possible.
  7. Eat only whole grain cereal. Look for at least 3 g of fiber and not more than 10g of sugar in one serving
  8. Add walnuts to your breakfast or salad to increase your omega-3 consumption.
  9. Add sunflower seeds, almonds and hazelnuts to your meals to increase your vitamin E consumption.
  10. Eat red meat once a week or less.
  11. Choose only lean meat and poultry.
  12. Do not fry shrimp or any other shellfish. Grill, boil or bake it to reduce cholesterol.
  13. Eat fresh fruits as snacks between meals.
  14. Eat at least one apple daily.
Salmon with Creamy Leeks

Grapefruit Spritzer

Inspired by Anastasiya. Pictures are via pinterest.

Have a great start to your week everyone. Love to all my followers.
xxx




15 comments:

  1. Right on the money sweet friend! Great photos!

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  2. Such a refreshing post! Especially since I am trying to cleanse my body and get back to goodness lol

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  3. What if a person can't eat fish? It ALWAY makes me stink. Even if I take fish oil pills I reek of fishyness. So what can I substitute for fish?

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  4. Awesome post! I need to live by this advice. How do you take the brain power to the will power? lol Kind of expensive on the pocketbook too. But the pay off of being healthy is great!

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  5. The food looks so healthy and appealing. I must try! Just stopping by. Following you from the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop. Would love it if you would LIKE my page: www.facebook.com/flightlessgoose or follow my blog: blog.writerslairbooks.com

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  6. Hi there my island friend!
    Sorry that i haven't been able to visit more often. Your tips in this post are right on the money and everything looks delicious and healthy! Hope all is well with you and the family! Blessings. XX

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  7. This all looks so yummy! Hello! I am stopping by from the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop! I am your newest follower and I cannot wait to read more! I hope to have you stop by and follow me back :)
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  8. These tips are great! I have been taking steps to be more healthy in the past six months. Not only do I drink more water but I also replaced all my desserts with fruit smoothies. It's amazing how much better I feel! :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing your tips! Trying to start a healthy lifestyle. I guess I have to start with my food intake ;)

    Definitely, Maybe

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  10. Happy SITS Day! This post is making me hungry!

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  11. Happy SITS day! Your photos are so beautiful. This is a post after my own heart:)

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  12. Mmm...I absolutely love salmon, but don't buy it as often as I should--it's a little hard on the budget! Those are great tips...I can manage the fruit and nuts! Congrats on your SITS day!

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  13. Yummy! I just got hungry all over again.

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  14. Mmmmmm...these fruits look too delicious!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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