So now you know the basics of eating (if you haven't read Eating 101) here are more tips on how to tackle food.
6. Vegetables matter. How much? They should be consuming half your plate for most meals. Eating more vegetables is key to losing fat and keeping weight off. Americans usually consume less than the recommended serving size of vegetables a day and consequently are deficit in many of vitamins and nutrients vegetables carry. However, all our programs understand the importance of vegetables and incorporate them into almost every meal. They are low in calorie, reduce your risk of getting heart related disease and are rich in fiber.
7.Don't give up fat! Yes, even in becoming healthier you still need to consume fats. Other dieters or crazes online toot a non-fat diet to help one reach a goal, but the truth is you need fat to survive. Switching from bad fats to healthy fats are salient to the importance of fat in ones diet however. Stay away from saturated or trans fat that often lead to health problems and plaque build up in your arteries. You should incorporate healthy fats like olive oil, nuts, avocados and other fats that are not animal based.
8. Water. I don't really need to say much more. Make sure you are drinking 1/2 an ounce to 1 ounce for every pound you weigh.
9. Late night snack? Sometimes. The idea of not being able to eat after 8 pm is not necessarily true. If your body is signaling you that you're hungry, this is a good sign to eat something no matter what time of the day it is. However, the quality and type of food you eat is more important. If you are hungry late at night, eat clean whole foods that support a healthy lifestyle and follow some of the guidelines I gave you. Eating pizza, wings or ice cream late at night isn't the best option for your body.
10. Brown, ditch the whites. In the land of carbs and starches, you should always lean towards the brown option AKA whole wheats. Whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, whole wheat rice, whole wheat anything. Whole wheat options mean that the product has not been refined and are packed with all the edible parts of the grain. While non-whole wheat options have removed and stripped the grain of some of the parts.
Hopefully these tips can help you make better decisions in your kitchen and shed some light things you did not know. All my programs not only incorporate the science of food into them, but they are built on teaching you how to eat properly and better. All the work is done and ready for you to purchase!