Nutrition Tips to Stay Young,
Healthy and Slim
You Are What You Eat - Period!
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1.Your body is only as good as the things you give it! Eat junk and you'll feel bad, age earlier and get fat.
2.Eat three full meals a day, with 2-3 low-fat snacks in between. So it works out to eating a little bit every three hours or so, instead of starving until dinner time an then overeating.
3.Balance is key! Protein, lots of fruits and veggies, and a little fat (unsaturated). If your balance is out of whack, you're going to be out of whack.
4.Vitamins and Minerals. Start with supplements, because they help you to use the food you eat more efficiently. If you're not getting enough of them with your food, you'll feel lazy, tired and even sick. They aid digestion and assimilation of your food, plus you get an added nutritional boost.
5.Your energy needs change over time. When doing more sports, you need more calories. Adapt your food intake to your activities. Learn to listen to your body and stop eating when you're satisfied.
6.Eat foods that can remember where they came from. Try to cut down on processed foods and eat as much fresh fruits and veggies as possible. Go for organic wherever possible.
7.Read the labels: it's surprising to find out how much sugar is hiding in the different foods. Keep sugars low, at around 10% of the carbs.
8.Create a reserve of nutritious food. Cook your meals on a Sunday to hold you over for a few days. Stock up your fridge with healthy foods like fruits and veggies.
9.Keep an inventory of nutrition bars like Balance Bars or Power Bars. Keep them in your bag and eat them whenever you get hungry or get cravings for sweets. You won't be so inclined to overeat.
10.Scrap diet soda and caffeine. Water is very effective in fighting fatigue. Drink at least 8 big glasses per day. It helps you lose weight, control appetite, enhance fat burning, and cleans your system.
11.Keep your blood sugar in check and quiet sugar cravings by making sure that you eat often enough (see no. 2)
12.When eating out, eat only half of what you get. Most restaurants serve a lot more than you actually need. Pitch the bread basket and opt instead for a salad with dressing on the side.
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