December 17, 2006

Holiday weight!

Holiday weight!

10 ways to a better diet

1. Take time to enjoy meals. Never eat on the run.
2. Chew your food well for best digestion.
3. Drink at least six glasses of oure, good-quility water per day, deally not with meals for best digestion.
4. Eat a wholesome breakfast and hearty lunch, and then a lighter evening meal if you can.
5. Don't overeat or eat much after nightfall.
6. Avoid excessive fried foods, salt, sudar, refined foods, and synthetic chemicals and additives in your diet.
7. Plan to correct inhealthy habits - caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and sugar - after the holidays. Get away from their daily use to see how you will fell.
8. Take easy walks after meals if possible, and get enough exersize to utilize the nutrients and calories you consume.
9. Eat a balanced diet, focusing on vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fresh fruits. Add a few nuts or seeds along with some dairy products and animal foods, predominantly fresh seafood.
10. Take a multivitamin/mineral supplement as indicated for your age and gender, along with extra vitamin C and other antioxidants with meals. Discuss supplements you take with your healthcare provider.

Elson Haas, MD director and founder Preventive Medical Center in San Rafael, California. He is the author of "Staying Healthy with Nutrition" http://www.elsonhaas.com/

Some websites to visit www.smallstep.gov, www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/resources.htm, womenshealth.gov, healthierus.gov

Interesting talk Интересный разговор

2 comments:

the chocolate lady said...

I agree with these except for the supplement pill--If we eat the vegetables, we will not need to get our vitamins from pills.

Nicole said...

Sensible suggestions to start the new year off right!