- Don’t skip breakfast! Feed yourself regularly throughout the day. Ideally, you should have one-third of your daily calories in the morning, one-third at midday, and no more than one-third in the evening—so you don’t impulsively grab whatever is around.
- Keep healthy snacks on hand for between meals—things such as fruit or low-fatcottage cheese or string cheese. Red grapes go well with cheese.
- Don’t shop when you’re hungry. Eat an apple or another healthy snack prior to going to the grocery store.
- Make a shopping list and stick to it so as to avoid impulse buying.
- Keep a food diary for a while, writing down what you eat at each meal. You will be amazed to learn how much more we eat than we realize.
- Make sure you’ve consumed a variety of colors before the day is over, especially the superstar foods high in antioxidants and phytonutrients: dark greens and blues/ purplesand yellows/oranges.
- Make sure that at least half of the food on your plate consists of fruits and/or veggies.
- Eat slowly and chew well.
- Eat sitting down.
- Eat mindfully. Focus on what you are eating, and don’t read or watch TV while you eat.
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