Eating Healthy – Easy Tricks To Stay On Track

June 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Healthy Eating

We are heading into a busy season and you know what that means, eating
healthy is going to start getting a little more difficult to do. It’s not
impractical, just a little tougher. To help you stay on track, try some simple


There are lots of things you can do to ensure you eat better besides
just your food choices. Consider too, that it’s not only about eating healthy.
It’s also about how much exercise you get. So, if you know you are going to splurge
on your picnic meal, or just on a Friday night, you can ‘undo’ some of the bad
side effects by working a little harder. So, if you ordinarily spend 30 minutes
in the gym, you may want to do a little extra.

An additional great strategy is to simply get right back up on the
wagon if you fall off. Each day is a new beginning to your weight loss efforts.
An occasional missed day will not completely ruin all your progress, as long as
those ‘slips’ do not happen very often.


So, what must you eat? Well, to extent that will depend on you and your
overall fitness level and whether or not you have any underlying health
concerns. If you do, you may want to consult your doctor to help you set up a
healthy diet plan. If you need help developing an exercise program to fit your
needs and ensure you stay on track, try an online personal fitness trainer.
Email Rod at


Basically, a nourishing diet will consist of eating mostly natural
foods. Try to stay away from consuming excessive amounts of processed foods.
Many people will go to the store and pick up some frozen ‘diet’ meals. This
isn’t in truth all bad except that whenever you eat prepared food there are
usually a lot of preservatives and sodium in them. It is always best to make
your dinner from scratch with only fresh ingredients.


To take it up a notch try to consume only organic foods. There are more
and more organic stores popping up all around the country, I have visited many
small towns and most have an organic food store.


When you eat foods such as rice, pasta or bread stay away from the
‘white stuff’. White bread, white rice and regular pasta do not add anything to
your diet but they can add a lot to your hips. Instead consume whole wheat
bread, whole wheat pasta and brown rice.


Do not underestimate the number of calories that are in fruit juices
either. Numerous people will think that they are getting some helpful fruit
into their diet by drinking fruit juices, however in many cases they are adding
hundreds of extra calories a day.


One last tip, drink plenty of water. The majority people in this
country are truly dehydrated. A safe rule of thumb is to remember that by the
time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. It is recommended that you
sip half your body weight in ounces of water every day.


Eating healthy does not have to be an unpleasant task. Some simple
daily modifications in your diet can have a colossal impact, for the good, on
your health. Start small and you can improve from there.


About the Author: Rod Watson, Certified Personal Trainer,, Rod is a retired Navy Officer who is
dedicated to help other improve their health and fitness level.  Need help getting started contact Rod at
for a customized workout, tailored just for you.

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