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How To Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Posted on 21 December 2010 by mondev

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Equilibrio and more videos in the Better Health category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Good health is just a matter of taking a new approach to eating and making simple changes. To complete this How-To you will need: Cooking facilities A shopping list Healthy foods Breakfast Healthy snacks Water Books (optional) Internet access (optional) Step 1: Cook your own meals Cook and prepare your own meals as often as you can. This will help you avoid eating processed and fast foods, which are higher in sodium and fat. Tip: Healthy, low-fat recipes and guidance are available in bookstores and on the internet. Step 2: Make a shopping list Plan healthy meals and make a shopping list. Fill your cart with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods, and lean meats. Step 3: Read nutrition labels Read nutrition labels. Pay attention to saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. The higher their numbers, the unhealthier they are. Step 4: Eat breakfast Eat breakfast every day. Breakfast helps to rev up your metabolism. Make it a habit to eat something within the first hour after you wake up. Step 5: Eat every three to four hours Try to eat small meals every three to four hours. Aim for three small, balanced meals and two snacks
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