10 Tips for Healthy Eating

Info provided by WellnessWorks of Jackson Hospital (Montgomery, Ala.)

Edited by Intisar Seraaj-Sabree

new-food-pyramid-plateSometimes eating healthy can be difficult, especially if you have a busy schedule. With these tips you can begin to incorporate the thing you need to have healthier meals and an improved life.

A healthy meal starts with larger portions of vegetables and fruits, and smaller portions of proteins and grains. Dairy is also an important part of a balanced diet. Try making your daily dairy portion the beverage accompanying your meal, or add low-fat or fat-free products to your plate.

With this knowledge, how can you adjust the portions on your plate to receive more of what you need with out having too many calories?

Here are 10 tips to help you start eating healthier:

1. Use a smaller plate.

2. Take control of your food choices.

3. Try new foods!

4. Fill half of your plate with veggies and fruits.

5. Add lean protein.

6. Include whole grains.

7. Don’t forget to add dairy!

8. Avoid adding extra fats.

9. Take your time eating.

10. Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way (such as fruit).