August 25, 2009

Better Eating Habits to Lose Weight. 13 Quick and Easy Tips

by Gill Chandler

When you have made the decision to start eating more healthily it is a good idea to plan how you are going to start to adopt better eating habits to lose weight. By having a plan and sticking to it, you are more likely to be able to change your bad habits for good and maintain those changes in the long-term.

Here are some ways that you can adopt better eating habits to lose weight:

1. Keep more fruits, low-fat dairy products (low-fat milk and low-fat yogurt)vegetables, and whole-grain foods at home and at work. Focus on adding healthy food to your diet, rather than just taking unhealthy foods away.

2. Try to eat a family meal every day at the kitchen or dining table.
3. Use smaller dinner plates.
4. Buy a healthy-recipe book, and cook for yourself.
5. Chew gum when you cook so you won't be tempted to snack on the ingredients.
6. Pack a healthy lunch and snacks for work, so that you are in control of what you eat.
7. Put your snacks on a plate instead of eating from the package. This helps you control how much you eat.
8. Don't skip or delay meals, and be sure to schedule your snacks. If you ignore your feelings of hunger, you may end up eating too much or choosing an unhealthy snack. If you often feel too hungry, it can cause you to focus a lot on food.
9. Eat your meals with others when you can. Relax and enjoy your meals, and don't eat too fast. 10. Try to make healthy eating a pleasure, not a chore.
11. Drink water instead of high-sugar drinks.
12. Plan your meals. Write out a menu for several days at a time, and then make a grocery list for that menu. Post your menu on the refrigerator.
13. Gradually reduce the amount of sugar you put into tea or coffee, your taste buds will adjust so that you no longer enjoy the sweet taste. Or drink fruit or herbal teas instead.

By following these simple guidelines you will have made a great start changing your bad habits intobetter eating habits to lose weight.

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