Do you want to get rid of those few extra pounds around your stomach? Are you tired of seeing a double chin staring back at you in the mirror? The more you know about nutrition and health, the faster you can get rid of your problem areas. Stop worrying about what other people think of you and start getting healthier today.
Ignore the Food Pyramid
When you were in school, you probably heard a lot about the food pyramid. The pyramid showed you the foods you should eat the most at the bottom and the foods you should use less often at the top, but experts now think the food pyramid can actually lead to weight gain. Instead of using the food pyramid, think of your plate like a clock. Divide your plate into four quarter. Use one quarter for your meat, fat or protein, one quarter for your starch and fill the remaining two sections with healthy fruits and vegetables.
Eat Healthy Snacks
Eating just a few healthy snacks every day can trick your stomach into thinking it’s full, which can result in weight loss. Instead of hitting the vending machine at work, eating the same snacks your kids do or stopping for a quick pick me up at the drive through, grab something a little healthier. A bagel smeared with peanut butter, Greek yogurt topped with fresh berries or hummus and a few carrots can fill you up more than a candy bar will.
You can cut down on fat, sugar and calories and still not feel healthy. Health and nutrition experts recommend getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. You might take a walk around the block, play a game of tag with your kids outside or just do a few squats, curls and lunges during commercials of your favorite television shows.
The sooner that you decide to get serious about health and nutrition, the sooner you can drop a few pounds and get healthy. Eating the right snacks, dining on healthy meals and exercising every day are just a few tricks you should follow.