31 Aug 5 Tips for a Healthier You
When it comes to trying to obtain and maintain a healthy body weight while generally staying fit, there are a few important things that you need to keep in mind. Here is a look at the top tips for a healthier you.
Tip #1: Avoid Artificial Trans Fats
Artificial Trans Fats offer nothing positive for your body. They are commonly found in fast food, frozen pizza, snacks and many baked goods.
Tip #2: Don’t Follow News Headlines
Studies regarding nutrition and health are ongoing, with new findings released on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many news outlets take these findings out of context or misrepresent the findings completely. Don’t make changes to your lifestyle or diet based on what you read in a headline. Be sure to talk to your doctor or nutritionist instead.
Tip #3: Be Cautions of “Low Fat” Products
Many people thing that eating “low fat” foods means they are eating healthy, but the reality is that low fat foods are often high in sugar to compensate for the loss of taste. Stick with foods that are naturally low in fat instead, such as fruit and other non-processed foods.
Tip #4: Focus on Proteins and Carbs
Many people get caught up on counting calories when trying to lose weight. While you certainly don’t want to overeat and consume too many calories, you are better off focusing on trying to eat more protein and less carbs rather than focusing on calories. Not only are you likely to have more success with weight loss in this way, but it is also much easier to monitor than a calorie count.
Tip #5: Avoid Sugary Drinks
Sugary drinks are an empty source of calories that does no good for your body or overall health. Even fruit juices should be avoided, as they contain only the sugars without the beneficial fiber.