Healthy Eating Action Plan

Sticking to your new years resolutions health goals can be tricky if you don’t have the right resources to help you accomplish your goals. Understanding that willpower and positive thinking can only get you so far, is half of the battle. By incorporating whole nutrients foods into your diet you can not only feel healthier but improve your mind as well. Here are some tips to help you feel great and reach your health goals.

Eat Your Veggies

Just what the doctor ordered, eating your vegetables and juicy leafy greens is good for you. The greener the vegetables the more nutritious they are. Eat slower to enjoy the rich nutrients and leafy satisfaction.

Eat Uncooked Foods

Cooking foods often removes some of the health benefits of food. Eating raw foods like fruits and steamed vegetables can help you feel satisfied and full longer. You will have more nutrition pumped into your body as well.

Keep it Simple

Sauces, condiments, gravy’s and salt can make any food even more addictive. Consider eliminating extra calories by reducing the condiments.

Eat More Fruit

Avoid sweets and added sugars but load up on fresh fruit. Apples, and pears along with most fruit are naturally sweet. You will learn to love the natural sweet flavors the are in fruits rather then the artificial flavors found in cookies and candy.

Avoid Caffeine

Caffeine is a drug that hypes the blood pressure. It is addiction and makes us feel awake when our body needs to rest. Limit the amount of caffeine to stabilize your blood pressure and have a more consistent heart rate.

Skip the Fried Foods

The American diet is full of fatty fried foods and super sized meals. Detox your mind, body and soul by skipping the fried food. By reducing and eliminating fried foods your will feel more healthy all around. Your body will naturally balance out and you will feel cleaner.

Drink Water

Drinking water is one of the best-kept health secrets. It flushes away toxins and helps our digestive system. It isn’t just great for the inside of your body it is great for your skin and teeth. When we eat, food particles stick to our teeth, but when we drink water it washes away particles and bacteria. This can prevent plaque build up.

Keep a Food Journal

Writing and keeping track of your food intake is one of the best ways to stay on track with new eating goals. When you write what you eat down you are more likely to be accountable.

Shannon Kaiser is a health and wellness writer for many online and print publications. For more health tips TenderCare Dental, a Dentist in Portland.

 

Best Blender Recommendation: The Ultimate Smoothie Maker Machine

Losing weight is hard, no question about it. So, if you are trying to shed some pounds, you need all the help you can get. No wonder there is an entire industry trying to sell stuff to people on a diet. Certainly a lot of these products can be helpful, but most of the stuff you really can do without just fine.

However, there is one product that I think can be extremely helpful for anyone who is striving to eat a healthy diet and maintain an optimal weight, and that is a quality kitchen blender. And when it comes to blenders, there are really only two blenders on the market that are worth your money: VitaMix and BlendTec. Both of them are excellent appliances, and if you are trying to weight pros and cons of Blendtec vs Vitamix, there is one thing to keep in mind: you cannot really go wrong with either of them. They are both excellent machines and best smoothie makers on the market today. Although they cost considerably more than your average blender available in the stores, they are well worth the investment.

You know that when trying to eat healthy, you should eat lots and lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and greens. Eating raw foods is especially helpful when trying to lose weight fast, as you don’t need to limit yourself and count calories when eating these foods. Fresh raw fruits and veggies are quite filling (lots of fiber), while requiring lots of energy to digest – so you don’t gain weight no matter how much of them you eat.

However, most people have trouble implementing this simple change into their busy daily schedule. The problem is that some of these healthy dishes – salads, vegetable soups, stews, etc. – take lots of preparation time. Just washing, drying and chopping all the veggies for a salad, and then the time required to eat that salad – raw foods definitely take longer to chew than cooked foods – will most likely take over 30 minutes. While this isn’t a lot – it’s often more than an average person is willing to spend.

Of course, you can use a food processor or a cheaper blender, if you own one, to help you with all the chopping. However, investing in a quality blender is in my opinion a worthy investment. You can prepare smoothies, blend your salads to a consistency of a stew, or make soups. Green smoothies are gaining popularity lately as they help people increase their consumption of super-healthy leafy greens that most of us lack in our diets. With either one of these blenders, you can replace up to nine other kitchen appliances –no need for a separate grain mill, ice-cream maker, smoothie maker, milkshake maker, juicer, coffee grinder, or ice crusher. Just try it and I guarantee that you’ll love it!