Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Good Nutrition Tips For Shaping Up

According to Melissa Dunn, a physical therapist, the best way to get in shape is to focus on healthy living, not the number on the scale.
Think about it. Be aware of the food you eat daily. Instead of eating calorie-dense foods, like pasta, french fries or pizza, incorporate more veggies and fruits into your meals. They are packed with fiber which help you feel full longer, plus you get all of the vitamins and antioxidants, - good for your skin and overall health.

Pack your own lunch at least twice a week. Try making a veggie and turkey-loaded sandwich and pair it with apple sauce or low-fat pudding for dessert, and a piece of fruit or a hard boiled egg for a snack.

Cut back on sweetened beverages that are often packed with hidden calories. Don't assume that all sugar-free substitutes are good for you. The simplest dietary improvement you can make is to give up the calories you drink.

Try to eat your breakfast early in the morning which may help you make positive food choices later in the day.
Skipping meals often causes your metabolism to slow and store fat. Also, people who skip breakfast tend to overeat at their next meal.