When you eat 5 to 6 small meals a day, not only will your body stay energized but your metabolism levels will increase which will prep your body for weight loss. Of course, the mere addition of several snacks throughout the day will not take the place of exercise. We all know that you must keep the body active to keep it healthy. Instead of taking the elevator or escalator opt for the stairs. Instead of looking for the closest parking space, park your vehicle a bit farther and walk. Get your family involved and implement a walking routine. With the introduction of video games, there are many games on the market today that include activities that the entire family can enjoy while staying healthy.
You don’t have time to prepare a meal so you grab a breakfast bar to go. But the calorie and sugar content should make you take a second look. Take a look at their ingredients listing and just be even more savvy, take a look to see what is the first ingredient listed in their ingredients. If the first three ingredients is corn syrup, eat with caution. It might not even come close to being called a healthy breakfast bar.
Cereals – These are a great source of carbohydrates and work wonders for kids early morning. Mothers who are always in a hurry can serve their kids a delicious and nutritious bowl of cereals with cold milk. Different flavors available in the market never make you fall short of options.
During your midday snack, you can munch on an apple or maybe a banana instead of cookies or chips. You can also turn some of your favorite fruits and vegetables into a healthy smoothie or shake.
Children have dinner early, normally at about 6pm. Breakfast is the first refueling opportunity their growing bodies are given after a break of 12 to 14 hours when they did run mostly on empty. It allows them to catch up and set the tone for the day.
One way you can really help yourself eat much healthier is by staying away from those fast-food restaurants. While you don’t want to keep yourself from enjoying food, you need to find healthier alternatives and make lifestyle changes that are going to work for you. There are definitely ways to enjoy food and make this happen without eating fast-food cheeseburgers every day.
#2: Consume more fiber. Fiber helps slow the rate at which your body digests food. That helps keep you feeling fuller longer and stabilizes your energy level. Start each day with a breakfast cereal high in fiber. Some packaged cereals are fiber-rich, and oatmeal or cream of wheat is good too. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also great sources of fiber.
Many people think they can’t make big changes in their life. But, do you think you could make just one healthy change in the next week – even a small one. You see, it’s all about taking “small steps.” If you can make just one small change each week, then by the end of one year you will have made 52 healthy changes! And those changes add up to real transformation!