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Healthy Diet Tips for 2016-Part 1

December 29th, 2015  |  The Blog

The New Year is upon us, so now is the time to start eating healthy, if you do not already do so. This is not to say that everyone needs to start a diet on January 1st. It says that eating healthy is the first step towards good health and potential weight loss along the way.

The easiest way to start eating healthy is to remove the temptations from your home; clean out the fridge, the cabinets and the pantry of all the hidden goodies and sweets. If there isn’t any junk in the house, it can’t be eaten. That is step number one. Now, adapt a few of the suggestions below to start eating healthy.

Basic Tricks to Eating Healthy

Do not drink fruit juice; eat whole, fresh fruit instead.

Fruit juice has a lot of calories and very little fiber. Fresh fruit, on the other hand has fewer calories and a lot of good, healthy fiber. Fresh berries on top of cereal or mixed in with yogurt is a good way to incorporate fresh fruit into your diet.

Use lower fat dairy products.

Dairy products contain saturated fat. It is important to reduce saturated fat intake anywhere possible in your daily diet. Whole milk has 3.5% fat, which adds a lot to your daily intake. Alternate choices include 1% low-fat milk and fat free milk. Other dairy products like yogurt, cottage cheese and some other cheeses are available in reduced fat choices, as well. The more you can lower your overall dietary fat content, the better.

Oatmeal is healthy

Oatmeal has an abundance of fiber and is 100% whole grain. It works to lower LDL or bad cholesterol. Adding fresh berries or dried fruit and nuts to oatmeal adds flavor and good nutrients to breakfast.

Eat Whole-Grain Bread

Reduce unhealthy belly fat by eating more whole-grains. The product packaging should say, 100% Whole Grain, not whole wheat, multi-grain or stone-ground. The latter three choices are not true whole-grain products. It is important to carefully read labels.

Don’t Use High-Fat or High Calorie Spreads

Forget about spreads like mayonnaise and butter on a sandwich. They add saturated fat and unnecessary calories to a sandwich. Instead, use fresh, juicy veggies to add moisture to a sandwich or switch to using mustard. Just look at this and it will help you decide to make the switch:

  • One slice of tomato has 4 calories and no fat
  • One tablespoon of mustard has 10 calories and no fat
  • One tablespoon of mayonnaise has 100 calories and 1.5 grams of saturated fat
  • One tablespoon of butter has 102 calories and 7.3 grams of saturated fat

Stay Tuned For More Healthy Diet Tips

This is only a partial list of the best healthy diet tips for 2016. Most of the tips offered here are simple to institute and maintain, once you get started. Follow this blog for the remaining list of special tips next week to get you through a slim, trim, healthy and happy 2016.

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