Eating is an everyday activity that plays a crucial role in our health and well-being. If you eat 3 meals a day, snack at least once a day, and go out for pre-dinner drinks a few times a week, that’s more than 30 times you’re making choices on what goes into your body. Over the course of weeks, months, and years, these choices add up.
Build your Diet through these behaviors:
- Increase your knowledge of nutrition and how food impacts health.
- Eat a wide range of healthy, nutrient-rich foods.
- Avoid processed and harmful foods.
- Maintain good habits in portion control and eating times (e.g. don’t eat too late).
- Make deliberate decisions, as much as possible, on what you consume.
- How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Dr. Michael Greger (watch this video)
- Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
- Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette (watch this video)
- The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Tim Ferriss
- Cut one unhealthy item from your diet today. Avoid empty calories from sugar-based items such as candy or soda. Commit to dropping one item from your diet, starting immediately. Make sure you eliminate it from cupboards and other areas around the house where the sight of it might tempt you to reintroduce it to your diet;keeping items out of reach or out of sight is a good and easy-to-use self-control tool.
- Bring tasty, healthy, protein-rich snacks, like fruits and veggies, to work. It’s getting close to the end of the day and the craving hits you. The only thing available to fill your craving? The dreaded vending machine full of unhealthy choices. Skip the vending machine. Reach into your bag of goodies instead, replacing those almost-stale potato chips with some almonds or grapes. Other examples of easily packable foodstuffs: an apple, a hardboiled egg, Greek yogurt, clementines, homemade trail mix.
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