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How to Start Eating Healthier

15 Simple Ways to Eat Better Today

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  • INDIANAMIKE
    I've read Dr. Esslestyn's book on preventing and reversing heart disease. I've read Dr. T. Colin Campbell's book on cancer. I've read Dr. Furhman's book Eat to Live. All of them emphasize a plant-based whole foods diet. Only Dr. Furhman says meat is OK, and then as a condiment only. Drs. Campbell and Esselstyn both recommend that humans eat no animal protein, including meat, cheese, eggs, ice cream, milk. Plants offer all the nutrition we need, save Vitamin B12. Plants include no cholesterol and have fiber. To be truly healthy, eat a plant-strong diet. - 8/12/2012 5:31:45 PM
  • 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.

    Hmmmm,


    rumbamel - 8/12/2012 9:53:50 AM
  • MAVISMA
    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
  • SKINNYMINI2011
    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
  • BRANUBODY08
    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
  • GEORGIANA10
    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
  • HANDLESTOGO
    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
  • LUCKLADY13
    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

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