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6 Tips on Better Ways to Eat

Nutritious foods do not need to be expensive.

1. Use a smaller plate or bowl to save calories. You would be surprised how just changing the regular 12 inch place to a 10 inch can save you in calories. You can actually save 20 percent or more in calories by doing this one thing. Also, you could share a meal with a friend to save on calories and money. Cutting down on portion size is an excellent way to get used to eating less.

2. Read labels. The shorter the ingredients list the better. Check for fats and sugars. Fat content higher than 6 is not good.  Always check the serving size on the label. Nutrients may look okay but when you take into consideration the serving size for the nutrients mentioned it may not be as good as you may have thought. Here is a very informative site to check out for more input on label reading:

http://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutrition/ConsumerInformation/ucm078889.htm

3. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Half of every meal should be fruit and vegetables. Finding new ways to prepare vegetables can perk up a meal. Also trying new fruits that you don’t usually eat can add vitamins and minerals to your diet. Calcium, Vitamin C, fiber, iron, folate, magnesium, potassium, sodium and Vitamin A are all important nutrients found in both fruits and vegetables.

4. Nutritious foods do not need to be expensive. Your own garden is an excellent way to save on nutritious foods. But if you are unable to grow your own making a conscious effort to buy less processed foods can actually save with the price of packaging and extra non-nutritious ingredients. Adding an occasion more expensive nutritious food can add to your weekly or monthly intake of good food. Check into sweet potatoes, kiwis, and artichokes for a good start in learning more about unusual but nutritious fruits and vegetables.

5. Don’t eat on the run. When you are in a hurry you are more apt to grab junk food or stop for fast food. Plan ahead and put a piece of fruit or a multi-grain breakfast bar in your purse for these times. Stay away from fast food that is full of sodium, sugars and the wrong (trans)fats. These junk foods can make you feel tired and not give you the energy you may need later in the day. Putting afew apple slices in a baggy and putting it in your purse can be a great pick me up through out the day.

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Excellent tips. Thank you :)

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