Did you know March was National Nutrition Month? If you exercise regularly and eat well, a focus on good nutrition isn’t limited to just one month. Carry those good habits into this month and beyond! If you never got started, though, don’t despair. It’s never too late to make positive changes for a healthy lifestyle. Consider these five tips from Glass Doctor as a quick fix to doctor your diet and jump-start healthy habits.
Don’t skip meals. People often think that skipping meals is something they should do to lose weight. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Regular meals with a healthy balance and portion size are the best way to fuel the body throughout the day. And Glass Doctor agrees with your mother: breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Snack healthy. Nothing can take the place of fresh, natural snacks. While a nutrition bar may be convenient, consider having a bag of roasted almonds on-hand instead. Periodic snacking is a good part of a healthy diet. Fruit, chopped vegetables and almonds will satisfy and fuel your day in a healthy, nutritious way.
Drink water. Pass on that sugary soda and go for a tall glass of water instead. Whenever possible, have a sports bottle full of water on hand. Keeping your body hydrated with nature’s best will keep your feeling alert and fueled.
Don’t eat late. Eating too late in the evening and going to bed on a full stomach can make for a challenging night. A fitful night with heartburn and indigestion won’t leave your alert and vibrant in the morning, which can lead to a cycle of bad eating patterns and skipping meals. Instead, eat a well-balanced meal about three or four hours before bedtime and, if time and climate allows, take a 15-minute evening walk after dinner.
Don’t fall for fad dieting. At the end of the day, it’s not pills, powders or quick-fix diets that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. Sensible choices and understanding that good nutrition is a lifestyle, not a magic potion, will get you on track to a healthy tomorrow.