You can’t ignore nutrition. We all need it. We can choose to eat nutritiously, or not. You don’t have to give up the foods you love, you just need to learn to eat them along with other things that will keep you healthy.
Eating fresh fruits and veggies daily is good nutrition advice. The USDA suggests 9 to as many as 13 servings daily. That may seem like a lot to you, but it’s fairly easy to get them all in. A glass of apple juice or some tomato sauce counts as one serving each.
Add whole grains to your diet. Refined carbohydrates are not good for you, and people that eat them are less healthier than people who eat whole grains. Try to have servings of food such as whole wheat bread and brown rice, everyday. Most refined carbohydrates offer only nominal amounts of fiber and nutrients.
If you have a hard time avoiding junk food, you must realize all the health benefits that come with healthy eating. Long habits accustom a person to the convenience and tastiness of unhealthy junk food. Cravings and hunger pangs for these foods can continue long after the switch to a healthier diet. It is crucial to acknowledge cravings for junk food and trade them in for enthusiasm for healthier choices.
Eating oatmeal for breakfast will set you up for the day. The fiber in a bowl of oatmeal will make your full and have you feeling that way until lunch.
Ground turkey, especially lean varieties, can be substituted for ground beef in any recipe. Ground turkey has far less fat and calories. Make sure you pick up the ground turkey breast since turkey dark meat has a very similar nutrition profile as ground beef. If it is mixed meats, it won’t be as healthy as ground white turkey breast.
A healthy diet good for your heart should include items that are limited in fat but have lots of protein. Turkey, chicken and certain poultry foods fit this bill, but the skin should not be on them. Naturally, if you choose to eat poultry you should avoid fried options. White meat tends to be healthier than darker meats.
Nobody enjoys depriving themselves. To lose weight or eat healthy, you do not need to deprive yourself. You need to learn how to eat in moderation and eat healthier, tasty foods. As you can see, there are many paths to nutrition.