5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Diet

Posted on 07 December 2010

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Incorporating a healthy diet into your life may seem impossible. There is so much diet information and opinion out there it may seem difficult to sift through what is good and what is false. It may also seem that you have too many poor eating habits that you feel need changing to buckle down and actually change any of them. Don’t get overwhelmed, and don’t get discouraged. These five simple tips can help you to improve your diet, eliminate belly fat and get rid of excess body fat.

1. Be smart with your grains. It used to be that finding whole wheat options wasn’t as easy as it is now. There is a wide variety of whole grain breads, pastas, rice, crackers, tortillas, and cereals. It is just as easy to eat whole grain foods as it is to eat processed foods. Make a conscious choice to eat whole grains.

2. Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The more you eat the better off you’ll be. If you start your meal by filling up on fruits and vegetables you won’t leave as much room for other higher calorie options. Eating a variety will give you a wider variety of vitamins and minerals.

3. Make sure your protein is lean. Meat can be dangerous both in it’s fat content, and in the way it’s prepared. Eat only lean cuts of meat and poultry. Prepare it by baking, broiling, or grilling it instead of frying it or cooking it in a high calorie sauce. You can also get protein from beans, nuts, and fish.

4. Make your dairy low-fat. Choosing low-fat dairy options saves you tons of calories, and will help cut down on your fat intake as well. This one may take some adjusting but it’s worth it.

5. Eat clean. The more processed, sugar coated, sauce laden, and butter covered your food is the worse off you’ll be. Eating foods closest to their natural form with smart seasoning and flavoring options will help you to develop your palate further, and will trim your waistline. Healthy cooking doesn’t have to be tasteless, it just has to be smart.

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