Monday, September 6, 2010

Eat Smart, Weigh Less

When it comes to eating, do it smartly and stop thinking on short-term fixes but simplify your life with a straight-forward approach that will serve you well for years to come.

Smart eating is more than just analyzing every bite of food you take in. Healthy eating focuses on the broader picture of the balance of food eaten over several days or a week rather than on the number of milligrams of this or that consumed at each meal.

If veggies, fruits and whole grains make up at least 3 quarters on your dinner plate, then it would be the right heart-healthy eating habit. Fill in the remaining one quarter with lean meat or poultry, fish or eggs.

Calories do count. The reason why people earn extra pounds is because they take in more calories than we burn off. So, keep an eye on the kinds of food you eat. Choose meals that have low-calories, nutrient-rich foods and save dessert for last.