Saturday, November 28, 2015

Steps to Healthier Eating

9 Simple Steps to Healthier Eating

Changing your lifestyle to eat healthier may take less willpower than you think. Research has zeroed in on some simple changes people can make to avoid what happens to most adults – gradual weight gain over time. In studies, each of the following had just a small impact on weight-gain. But together, they can add up.

  • Focus on every bite. This helps you recognise when you are full, and stop eating sooner. Try chewing slowly and putting down your fork between bites.
  • Use a smaller bowl or plate. In studies, people ate a lot more from larger containers.

  • Use a skinnier glass to help control portions. People poured more into short, wide glasses than into tall, skinny ones that held the same amount.
  • Move healthier foods to eye-level in the cupboard and refrigerator. Move unhealthy foods out of sight.
  • Eat in the kitchen or dining room. Skip dining in front of the TV.
  • Quit or cut down on chips and fries. Chips and fries were linked to a gain of about a pound each year.
  • Stop drinking sugar-sweetened soda. These drinks were tied to ¼ pound gained each year.
  • Eat more vegetables, whole grains, fruits, nuts, and yoghurt. Eating these foods was actually linked to a small weight loss over time.
  • Sleep between 6 and 8 hours a night. Those who did gained less weight than those who slept less than 6 or more than 8.

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American Cancer Society. '9 Steps to Eating Healthier.'
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Last Accessed: 28-nov-2015

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