- Eat like a baby! Smaller more frequent meals throughout the day this will keep your blood sugar levels stable and will increase your metabolism
- Always eat breakfast! Your morning meal establishes a healthy metabolism for the rest of the day. Plus, you wont consume large quantities of food at lunch or dinner
- Drink lots of water! H2O! The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) a day. For women is about 9 cups (2.2 liters) a day
- Change how you snack. Rule of thumb: in the “health-food” world buy foods with five ingredients or less. If you can pronounce it you can eat it
- Not all sugar is created equal! Swap your white sugar for real maple syrup, raw honey, brown rice syrup, and even coconut nectar. These sugars have more advantages over standard white table sugar, including a slower spike in blood sugar, they are rich in vitamins and nutrients including manganese, magnesium, Vitamin A, calcium and potassium, just to name a few
- Stick to clean proteins ONLY! What is a clean protein? Well, it’s usually free of antibiotics and animal by-products (factory-farmed animals are sometimes fed ground up blood and remains of other dead animals), they could be fed an all-organic diet or raised on a pasture instead of corn and grain, resulting in leaner, more nutritious meat. Look for the No Hormones/ No antibiotics / free range on the labels
- Like mom always said “ eat your veggies”. When looking at your dinner plate it should be more than half full of veggies! The recommended daily amount for most adults is 2½ to 3 cups. Vegetables are full of vitamins and heart healthy fiber!
- Reduce your alcohol intake. I know I know, you’ve had a long day and want that glass of wine. But save it for Friday! You can still have alcohol, but stay within the recommended limit—one drink per day for women and two for men
- Holy whole grains! Look for the word “whole” with the first ingredient in breads and pastas. Why holy you might ask? A study found that people who eat three or more servings of whole grains have a lower body mass and less belly fat!!!
- And last but not least, listen to your stomach people! Don’t wait until you’re in a food coma to stop eating. Once you feel content, you should be done with your meal.
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