Smart Choices. Healthy Diet. Tips for eating right

In moments of sadness or coldness, like a break up or winter time, people tend to lean towards foods that aren’t normally healthy. Instead of overeating fruit, most people are overeating cookies, cake, and ice cream. Instead of eating grilled chicken and salad for dinner, there is more pasta and lasagna. While it’s okay to indulge every once in a while, there is a way to cut down the amount of sugar and fat we eat without cutting out those foods.

First off, stay away from processed foods. Often times, they over add sugars and fats to things that wouldn’t seem like they needed those to begin with. Instead of using processed sugar in a recipe, try using natural sugar or use fruit that are already sweet. Also, look at the label and see what exactly you are eating. There are healthier types of even the fattiest foods, you just need to know where to look.

Eat in moderation. It’s okay to eat “bad” foods as long as you eat in moderation. Treat yourself once a week to a bowl of ice cream or huge plate of pasta; just don’t make it an everyday event.

 

Lastly, remember that there are healthy types of fats, like unsaturated, that your body needs. Don’t rule out food just because you see the word fat on it.

Remember, you don’t have to change overnight. You can tweak your diet little by little and make huge changes for your health.

 

By: Sarah Metzger

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