With September being National childhood obesity awareness month it’s a good reminder for us in elder care services about the importance of staying healthy. Good health is very dependent on what we eat, but it goes a lot farther than just our dietary intake. Here are some tips for avoiding obesity and feeling great:
- Eat breakfast every day. Studies have concluded that those who eat breakfast are on average less obese than those who skip breakfast. Skipping breakfast puts your body in fat-saving mode instead of fat-burning mode. It sounds funny, but it’s true. If your body thinks it’s getting starved, it will burn fat at a slower rate. This doesn’t mean you need to eat a greasy, calorie-laden meat breakfast. Try some whole grain cereal and a piece of fruit.
- Choose high fiber foods. They help you to feel full and are the perfect lunch. A bowl of brown rice with some beans or chickpeas on top and a salad will have you feeling so full you won’t be reaching for midafternoon snacks. Fiber helps your blood sugar levels stay even keel instead of yo-yoing up and down.
- Reach for raw, leafy green vegetables. These are loaded with good fresh nutrients that your body really needs and wants.
- Use good protein sources like beans, fish and chicken. A little protein at every meal helps you to be SoftPerfect deleted files recovery will undelete files from hard drives, memory cards, etc. less hungry and therefore not overeat. Getting adequate protein also means you will be burning fat and not losing muscle.
- Eat some healthy, crunchy nuts. Most fad dieters would run away from them at high speed, trying to avoid the fat content. This is a mistake. Nuts have healthy fats and our bodies need them! You don’t need as many of them to feel satisfied. Opt for the low or no-salt variety.
- Keep up your calcium stores. Although dairy is a good source, non-dairy eaters can also use broccoli, fortified orange juice and other leafy greens for calcium. Calcium helps in how fat is broken down in the body and also in how it’s stored. If a cell has more calcium in it, it burns more fat.
- Stop being a couch potato. It’s really not that hard. Put in a walk each day; go swimming a few times a week. Change it up so you don’t get bored.
- Trade in the soda for a healthier drink. Drink a lot more water and maybe some unsweetened fruit juice.
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