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Healthy Eating And Good Nutrition
In 4 Easy Steps
Author: Ryan Cote
Good nutrition is critical to a healthy eating lifestyle, yet there is
so much information out there, most people do not have a clear
understanding as to what they should and should not be eating.
This article will simplify things.
Step 1: No more will you eat three big meals during the course
of the day. To optimize your metabolism and your digestive
system, break the day down with five to six small and
nutritious meals. We will cover what these meals should be in a
When you clog your system with three big meals, your metabolism
slows down and your digestive system cannot handle all the food.
As a result, you end up with partially-digested food and, for
most people, a tired and fatigued feeling.
Step 2: You want to make sure you eat within one hour of waking
In other words, do not skip breakfast! If you take away just
one thing from this article, let it be that you should eat a big
and nutritious meal within one hour of waking up. Furthermore,
do not eat within two hours of going to bed. The last thing you
want is food sitting in your stomach when your metabolism is at
Step 3: Most people know which foods they should stay away
from. The obvious ones include desserts, high-fat meals, candy,
fast food and fried food. In fact, most people will feel a big
difference simply by staying away from these kinds of foods.
The not-so-obvious healthy ones include:
1. Pasta (with the exception being wheat pasta)
2. Fat-free foods (because they are filled with sugar and
3. Most frozen meals (because of all the preservatives)
4. Processed meats like fake cold cuts (because of all the
preservatives and chemicals)
5. Soda and juices (because of the sugar)
6. Creamy meals (because of the fat)
Furthermore, start getting in the habit of reading the
ingredients of the food you buy. If sugar is one of the first
three ingredients listed, do not buy it. And if you see
hydrogenated oils listed anywhere in the list of ingredients,
stay far away. These kinds of fats, called Trans fats, wreck
havoc on your body.
Step 4: As far as what to eat, buying anything at the grocery
from the following list is a straight path to healthy eating.
These foods include:
1. Fruits like bananas, berries and apples
2. Whole grains including bread and pasta
3. Oatmeal (not the microwave, sugar mix)
4. Low-fat dairy including milk and yogurt
5. Chicken, turkey and fish
6. Vegetables like spinach, squash and tomatoes
7. Olive oil and fresh garlic
9. Natural peanut butter (the regular kind contains
10. Beans and legumes
11. Almonds and other nuts
Simply focus on staying away from the foods you should not eat
and buy more of the foods listed above. You will find that the
longer you make an effort to do this, the more will power you
will slowly develop.
Obviously sometimes you are going to slip, but this is not
about perfection. Make a conscious effort to improve your
eating habits and you will notice a huge difference in how you
look and feel.
After all, you are what you eat.
About The Author: Ryan Cote is the owner of
http://www.SimpleHealth123.com a health and wellness website
providing healthy aging products and free resources. Come visit
and download his free health and wellness email course, 4 Days
to Better Health.
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