9 Simple Steps to Eating Healthier in 2013
It's that special time of year, when your blood sugar has reached near-critical levels, your cholesterol numbers are well above your IQ, and you vow to really start eating healthy. No seriously, guys -- this time you mean it.
And while the dramatic conclusion to trek off into the abandoned wilderness where you must hunt and gather sustenance with your bare hands to survive (and emerge svelte) may cross your mind, we have a few simpler options to getting back on a more nutritional, doable track. Helping us with her two cents is Linda Vaughan, director of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University.
Pay attention to what you are eating: if you are mindlessly snacking, it won't satisfy your taste buds or your stomach!
That means no TV, no computer, and pause your chewing while you read this post. If you've ever looked down at a slice of pie only to realize it's been kidnapped, chances are, you've been eating on autopilot.
Keep ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables at the front of the refrigerator or in plain sight on your countertops. Buy only as much produce as you/your family can eat before it spoils.
It's a simple combo of "waste not want not," and "out of sight, out of mind." All too often we have stumbled upon a withered tomato or some nonfat milk turned Greek yogurt in the depths of the ice box. If eating healthy is at the forefront of your mind it should be at the forefront of your fridge.