Seven Eating Habits To Stay Fit And Healthy

Fitness is not only measured in terms of one's figure, but also in terms of one's health. Unhealthy food coupled with poor eating habits is the root cause of most of the lifestyle issues humans suffer today. These include obesity, cosmetic problems, heart diseases, diabetes and blood pressure. If you want to stay fit and live healthy, you must review your daily diet. This article sheds light on 7 eating habits to keep your body fit.

1. Eat Breakfast - This is one statement every health expert will stand by. The reason you should not skip breakfast is because it is the first meal of the day. It refuels the body after an approximate 7-8 hour fast. Additionally, it kicks up your metabolism and controls food cravings later in the day. All these factors help one maintain healthy weight.

2. Find an ally in fiber - Fiber is what you need in abundant quantities if you want to stay fit and healthy. Fiber is one of the toughest food components to digest and the body has to work really hard to break it down. This increases fat burning while at the same time creates a lasting feeling of fullness. Fiber also helps eliminate harmful toxins from the body. You can get your daily requirement of fiber by eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans.

3. Stick to a diet or a meal plan - This does sound daunting especially to those with voracious appetite and those who love to have a new dish on their platter every single day. The plain reason why we recommend working with a diet plan is because this way you know your foods. You are aware of the total number of calories in a particular serving as well as the amount of proteins, fat, carbohydrates and fiber it contains individually. Such certainty eliminates the guesswork and puts you in better control of your eating habits.

4. Guzzle litres of water - Water is bland and hence, not a favorite with many. We prefer sodas and iced tea. Water is the most essential component as more than 50% of the human body is made up of water. One must drink enough of this fluid to promote healthy body function. Water also keeps one hydrated and energized. You should drink around 8-10 glasses of water a day. If you exercise, your intake should be more than the standard. However, make sure that you do not drink more than a gallon as excess water intake dilutes the body's electrolytes.

5. Clear out your fridge/ pantry of all ugly temptations - Cookies, candies, chocolates, crackers, chips, ice cream and soda are some of your favorite foods, but they are the worst enemies to your health. Their high fat, sugar and sodium content not only cause you to put on weight but also act as the harbinger of other chronic ailments. You should clean out your refrigerator and pantry of all these temptations. When it is out of sight, it is out of mind. Also, in the absence of your favorite foods, you will start looking for healthier alternatives.

6. Eat your favorite treats in moderation - While we do recommend cutting your intake of temptation foods, we advise against eliminating them completely. You can eat them in moderation or occasionally. By taking this middle path you will be able to enjoy your favorite foods without overstepping the limits.

7. Cook your meals - In today's fast paced world, ready-to-eat and packaged meals are the most convenient option for many. Packaged and processed meals contain preservatives and artificial additives to make it last longer. These preservatives are known for their high fat and sodium content. If you want to keep the pounds off and live healthy, you should opt for home-cooked foods. Plan your meals ahead so that you have all the ingredients at hand when you step into your kitchen to cook.

this article is written by jhon kal of eshopperslink.com and ezineraticles.com
featured image sun dried tomato chicken florentine pastarecipe from pinch of yum


Larissa said...

Especially fiber is so important!
Thanks a lot for your last comment : )

Jackie Harrison said...

Great advice

Yuka said...

great tips!! I really need to step it up on the healthy eating!


Lenya said...

Great advice. Have a fabulous day.

Kashaya said...

Great advices

Doll Actitud said...

very interest post!


Blog Save It said...

Great adives! Very useful, everyone should read and follow it.

Blog Save It said...

* advices, of course ;)

Gabrielle said...

Guzzling a load of water is a great tip and one that has so, so many benefits!

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GlamourZONE said...

Great tips dear

Caro * said...

Your advice are very nice ! :)

Ananka said...

Good advice. I always try to drink plenty of water :-D

Stripes n Vibes said...

Great tips! I follow most of them!


Beckerman Girls said...

Those are some fabbbulous tips! SOOOOO RAD! Esp the water! AMAZING!
xoBeckerman Girls


Diana Ashuayem said...

Nice tips! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

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Lynette said...

Great tips thanks for sharing.


Sandra Leiva said...

Great tips, dear!



Linda Libra Loca said...

I agree with these tips: Not having the stuff in the house and giving into temptation in moderation are the things that work the best for me.

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Kelpa Raza said...

This is so true. Great article dear. Loved reading is and as always inspiring pages:)



Christina Lau said...

Great tips! I always make sure to eat breakfast as well, but I definitely need to start cooking more of my other meals. Thanks!


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Thayse Stein said...

AMAZING tips, I wish I could be a person candy-free hahah
I love breakfest, is my favorit meal...

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Seraphina Seraphina said...

Very helpful and interesting post! :)

Pam Scalfi said...

water, water water!!!
Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

Melina Alt said...

Thats soooo yummy ♥ Thanks for this blogpost!

Giulia Malano said...

Amazing post!!


Natalia said...

Great post!!! I like this food!! Kisses

Arien Ruiz said...

Hi dear
Great tips for a healty life
Thanks for sharing

Elisa Zanetti said...

fibers are my daily drug!

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E said...

I'm a firm believer in breakfast and lots o' fiber!

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Lili Vu said...

I cook most of my meals at home so I know what calories and fat, ect I'm consuming. I also drink lots of lemon water. Great tips!

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful blog!Wish you have a good weekend.

Birdie Liau said...

Aww amazing advice, absolutely something that I need now. x


Damilola Owoade said...

This is such a great post and I totally agree with every idea.


Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee said...

Nice and helpful ♡

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Kim Marie said...

Really appreciate all of the tips and advice! Love the post!!

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Caro * said...

Have a lovely Sunday ! Kisses :)

nycheartsme said...

thanks for the post. tons of great advice and tips.


Gil Zetbase said...

Looking delicious!
Have a nice week-end!
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Vale ♥ said...

These tips are super helpful !

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Elisabeth said...

Great tips! Thank you for leaving such a kind comment on my blog!

E from Helsinki, Finland

Noey Lolita said...

SOOO right in your tips, although I follow some of them should be more strict

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AforAlyce said...

I think I definitely need to drink more water. :D


Jeanne said...

Cool tips! Thanks for sharing!

Paola Lauretano said...

Great advices!!!
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Just discovered your blog and really love it!!!

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ameLie. said...

Great post :)

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Sakura Beauty said...

Your post is very interesting !!!