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How to Start Eating Healthier

15 Simple Ways to Eat Better Today


  • I do pretty much all of these already, so it's even more difficult for me. I already drink skim milk and water all the time. I only drink 1 glass of juice in the morning and it's to get my potassium, calcium and D. I get sluggish if I don't have my OJ. I like my fresh veggies and fruits. I often eat yogurt, fruit, cheese and fiber crackers. I always get the dressing on the side unless I am making and measuring or already have the nutrition calculated for the whole salad.


    rumbamel - 8/12/2012 9:53:50 AM
    I have just joined SparkPeople and I have changed my diet but don't seem to be losing weight yet. I am not too bothered. I don't eat potatoes anymore except two small ones on Sunday roasted. I don't drink or eat cheese or butter. I substitute sweet potatoes for potatoes and have a lot of vegetables. I suppose because I am older I have really gone off of lots of meat and only like a small portion. I am no longer tempted by french fries when I go out because I really intend sticking to this diet as I do not want to go up in size anymore. I want to lose weight by the summer because I feel too heavy. I have always walked and go swimming 5 times a week but I guess I will have to do more. I do have the time to do it as I am retired. I should get off the computer and do more exercising. - 3/6/2012 7:09:46 AM
  • I'm not sure that using non-stick pans is any healthier than using cooking spray, as there are real concerns about the chemicals used in creating that non-stick surface.

    In addition, I'd say that moving away from processed foods is vitally important to long-term health.

    Still, the message of taking small, gradual steps is very important. - 1/2/2012 4:25:52 PM
    Focusing on small steps really does make it more likely to make big changes gradually. - 1/31/2011 4:49:11 PM
  • I don't like some of these suggestions. They focus too much on going low-fat, when it's been proven more than once that we *do* need fat in our system. Not all fat is bad, not all fat is evil, and I sure as heck don't plan on buying more processed food just to cut fats out. - 1/14/2011 2:36:43 PM
    Great article! Back to college after 12 years, and realized I have to ALWAYS carry fruit with me to avoid the junk machines! It's so easy to come out of a stressful class and throw all my troubles into a candybar conveniently located right outside the classroom door. Apples & grapes are my favorite portables!!
    On my way to blasting the fat!! - 12/2/2009 11:53:34 AM
    I just started,but I guess I.m not too smart in writing things down.I try to eat healthy I do drink coffee but just one cup a day.I only drink soy milk. I don't know how to figure all the carbs,fats proteins etc in what I eat When I buy something I read the ingredients making sure there is sufficient amounts of fiber,proteins and fats plus calories. I really cannot calculate all ,except calories. I use flaxseed whenever I eat ccertain food mainly milk products soup and meatloaf. Since yesterday I already lost a .Maybe I am not Sparkpeople material.Maybe I am just too old. - 7/13/2009 9:38:12 AM
    im only 26 but im so overweight that i feel 60. i have a hard time keeping up with housework and the kids. i work all day long and rush home and usually will stop at mcds or another fast food place so i avoid that hassle of cooking and then dishes. anyone have any advice for that? - 7/5/2009 4:13:56 PM
    I am new to spark people. I love the nutrition tracker. Reading todays article on HHow to start eating healthier was really good. I have learned so much about my personal eating habits over the past three weeks. The foods I thought were good for me turned out to have either the fat or cargs i didn't count on. This has helped me to manage my decisions, shopping and eating patterns. I love the articles, they hit on topcis that really pertain to me and my goals.! - 6/4/2009 7:29:42 PM
  • This article is great for everyone ~ the newbie in healthy eating to the veteran. I'm sending this article to all of my friends and family. - 5/19/2009 9:34:58 PM
  • This article is great and is helping me start thinking differently on how I can be healthier by doing it in a gradual natural progression. It's not that daunting to go on a better diet after all. Thanks - 3/4/2009 10:24:25 PM
  • I loved this article. It provided me with great tips for me to put to use. Thanx - 1/10/2009 8:38:38 AM
  • As I'm starting from scratch--new year new me-- I'm printing this article out and I plan on reading it EVERY day. - 1/1/2009 12:13:48 PM
  • Great article. - 9/3/2008 12:55:02 AM
  • If you don't like mustard, try a low fat/non-fat yogurt or ranch dressing. - 7/23/2008 4:23:45 PM

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