Monday, January 25, 2010

Some Facts about Eating Habits

Having a healthy eating regime is very essential for living a balanced life. In this article, we will try to provide some useful information about eating habit and how you can improve upon your eating regime. Controlling calories is very important for achieving balance in life.

Some of eating tips for controlling calories are;

Always eat in moderation. Explore variety of foods but keep a tab on the quantity. Overeating is a strict no-no. One should eat only when he is feeling hungry and stop the moment when stomach tells you that it’s full. Calorie intake will be automatically reduced if you decrease your sugar and fat intake. One common mistake committed by large number of people is fast eating. Blame it on lack of time or fast paced life style but one should always eat slowly and chew foods with utmost care. This way, you will know when your stomach is full. Eating in a relaxed environment is very essential. Remember, mind takes no less than 20 minutes to register that you are full.

Reducing fat and cholesterol is another crucial aspect of our eating habit. Vegetables are the way to go in ideal circumstances but if you love non-vegetarian you can always have them in moderation. Don’t fry foods too much as it takes away nutrition elements. It will help if you could reduce intake of oil and spices from the food.

Focus on food items like cereals, pastas and whole grain breads that contain fiber. One should also give his attention to raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Avoid high sugar foods. Reduce the amount of salt while cooking. Too much of sodium is not very good for body. Finally, don’t forget to have adequate calcium in your regular diet. Yogurt, broccoli, milk, cheese and dried beans are rich sources of calcium.