Tips to Eat Properly

When you enter grocery food stores you are bombarded by advertising all around you. The advertising can be very misleading as to what is really healthy for you and what is not. There is an old rule that holds true most of the time when trying to shop healthy at the supermarket. That rule is to shop for your food items around the perimeter of the store. The perimeter of the store is where they have all the fresh fruits, vegetables and meats, the natural items. When you start moving up and down the isles you find bags, boxes and cans which equals some sort of processing which also equals not good for you.

Eating right isn't as hard as some people would have you believe. You have many choices as well. If you are stuck in the habit of making everything from a box, you really can change. There are cooking shows on TV that show you very easily how to cook up simple healthful meals using mostly fresh ingredients. There are tons of online recipe sites that you can use for free to get new ideas of what to cook and how to do it.

Eating properly also includes the amounts of food you eat and the timing of your meals. Most people are eating too much food at one time. Our bodies were designed to utilize food by eating smaller meals more often throughout the day. Most people eat three big meals and snack in between with sugar and fat. This is the fastest way to becoming overweight. The best way for your body to work properly, you should eat five to six smaller meals evenly spaced throughout the day. It sounds like a lot of eating but it really is very easy. It almost feels like you are snacking all day, only it is with good snacks. It gives your body the energy it needs throughout the day and removes that stuffy, lay around feeling you get after a big meal. Eating this way also keeps your metabolism at its highest so you are able to burn more fat.

Portions sizes are as simple to figure out as making a fist. Your clenched fist should be about the right portion size for you. At each meal you should have a portion of protein, carbohydrates and vegetables. They work together. I'll give you a list of some healthy choices. Pick one from each list and you will have a meal. The fats list should be used minimally.


• Nuts
• Low-fat cottage cheese
• Egg whites
• Egg substitutes
• Whole eggs
• Chicken breast
• Turkey breast
• Lean ground turkey
• Tuna
• Haddock
• Salmon
• Orange Roughy
• Swordfish
• Trout
• Shrimp
• Crab
• Lobster
• Top round steak
• Top sirloin steak
• Lean ground beef
• Buffalo
• Lean ham
• Veggie burgers
• Vegetable protein
• Tofu
• Tempeh


• Artichoke
• Asparagus
• Broccoli
• Brussels sprouts
• Lettuce
• Cabbage
• Carrots
• Cauliflower
• Celery
• Cucumber
• Green beans
• Green peppers
• Mushrooms
• Onion
• Peas
• Spinach
• Tomato
• Zucchini


• Apples
• Baked potato
• Barley
• Beans
• Corn
• Fat free yogurt
• High fiber cereals
• Kidney beans
• Melons
• Oatmeal
• Oranges
• Pasta
• Pumpkin
• Squash
• Steamed brown rice
• Steamed wild rice
• Strawberries
• Sweet potatoes
• Whole grains
• Whole wheat bread
• Whole wheat Tortilla
• Yams


• Avocado
• Cold water fish
• Flax seed oil
• Low fat cheese
• Low fat salad dressing
• Natural peanut butter
• Olives
• Olive oil
• Pumpkin seeds
• Raw nuts
• Sunflower seeds


• Butter
• Fried foods
• Mayonnaise
• Sweets
• Whole fat dairy products

Health food stores offer you items you can't always find in the traditional food store. But remember, everything you find on the shelves of a health food store may not be totally healthy for you. They sell things that are healthier for you and offer up advise on different health issues, but you must be the one to exercise control in your eating habits. You can buy a bag of low fat baked chips, but if you eat the whole bag at one sitting, there is nothing low fat or good about it.

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What proper nutrition should contain

In our crazy world we have to live a crazy hectic life. We are into our careers, businesses and ambitions. But are we really into ourselves? What about our diet? Do we eat properly?

It is important to realize that nutrition that consists mostly of such foods as hamburgers, coca-cola, chips, hot dogs, fish fingers and so on are unhealthy. Our body suffers from fatty foods full of cholesterol and toxins. It desperately needs fresh fruits and vegetables as natural cleansers and a great source of vitamins. No wonder that with such a diet we often find our minds and bodies unable to cope with the pace.

Therefore, it is vitally important to eat healthy food. Scientists agree that proper nutrition should contain the right amount of each of the following:

  • Proteins. They help to make new body tissues during growth. They also help to repair or replace worn or damaged parts of the body. Proteins can be converted into carbohydrate and used to give energy.
  • Minerals and Vitamins. They are needed in small quantities. They help to control body processes such as respiration, and to keep the body healthy.
  • Carbohydrates. These provide energy. They can also be converted into body fat.
  • Fats. They provide energy and can also form body fat. They also help the body to take in some vitamins.
  • Fibre or roughage. This is a thread-like substance formed of fibres that is necessary for proper digestion.
  • Water. Water makes up about two thirds of a man’s body weight.

Most foods contain many of these things. For example, 100 grams of boiled potatoes contain 1.5 grams of protein, about 20 grams of carbohydrate, about 79 grams of water, and a rather small quantity of minerals and vitamins. It

In the end of it it is important to emphasize that different people need different amounts of energy. So the right amount of all these components is not the same for all people.

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