Healthy Eating Habits – 7 Guides for this New Year & Applicable also to Diet Bloggers

Let face it. The festivities have passed (for someone they are all the year…) but many of you’ve done overdoses of wonderful savory & sweets treats, full of kcals and fats (As a health & diet blogger, I’m guilty myself too!)
With this New Year, they are coming new resolutions and it’s time to make a daily healthy eating plan to be successful and achieve your realistic goals.

Healthy Eating Habits - 7 Guides for this New Year

1. Enjoy Breakfast in a Clever Way on Daily Basis

The worst you can do, it’s to avoid breakfast (I’ve no time – the usual motto). The night has passed; your body needs fuel and you, nothing! The consequences are that your metabolism could be affected and next time you eat your body should demand more and more to make a reserve in fat, – surprise! Try whole-grain breads, low fat yogurts or low fat cheeses and keep away, certainly, of fried-stuff.

2. Choose Healthy Snacks

I know that doritos, donuts, dulce de leche alfajores or creamy-chocolatey muffins are irresistible but they aren’t precisely the ideal snacks between meals for their high concentration of calories and fats. Some eating disorders begin frequently with snacks at not appropriated hours. Why not, try fresh fruits or a bunch of dried fruits like almonds?

3. Drink or Add Water to Your Meals

It’s simple, isn’t it? But it’s real. You can be dehydrated in winter or summer, with the unpleasant effects well known. You can have a fresh skin, better thermo-regulation of your body just adding more water. How? Of course, apart of drinking plain mineral water, you can replace sodas (generally speaking hypertonic drinks with extra sugar or sodium added, even the light ones) with tea, or yerba mate beverage. What about adding high water fruits like melon or watermelon to your diet?

4. Stay Active on Your Week

It’s typical on new resolutions, to begin going to the gym or walking. You schedule with a friend some type of workout but if this friend is missing, your fitness goals disappear too. Is it necessary a fitness centre to stay active? Surely it’s helpful but not indispensable. You can walk some blocks after or before work, replace the elevator with stairs. You know that doing aerobic exercises into your weekly routine led to an enhanced mood, less anxiety and it’s grateful in dieting and to control your weight.
Additional bonus, more you exercise = more you’ll need eating (healthy)!

5. Pick Up Whole Grains

I guess you know the great health benefits of whole grains to your body, like supplying fiber and diminishing the quantity of food required by your tummy because you’ll have less appetite between meals. Switch regularly, to whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta or try the wonderful quinoa and amaranth grains in your recipes. Be aware that you’ll need a balance in your daily foods even if they are vegan foods, since overweight can come from the least suspected places.

6. Pay Attention on Fats but Spot Also in the Trans Fat

Fats are essential for the body and good fats are commonly present on fishes, seeds, nuts, vegan oils, etc. Your heart and arteries will be pleased with moderate intakes of olive oil, lean beef / pork cuts.
Trans fats are bad too for your cholesterol and the funny part that they are present in lot of snacks like cookies, desserts, frozen snacks and in fried foods. Stay alert before purchasing and check the trans fats on the nutrition label.

7. Watch Closely the Food Labels Before Buying

Check the nutrition label on the back of the food product and do not trust only in the front of the box or the ads you watched on TV.
Food advertising can be misleading, trying to hide not-desired ingredients or excess of others. It isn’t the first time I was surprised after reading what a “portion” was for a food company or the kcals presented in the meal. From time to time, I’ve rejected a product shocked after saw the calories it has.

I’m sending this healthy post to RecipeGirl: Ten in 10 Healthy Challenge and I’ll be tweeting it #10in10 soon.
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Now it’s the moment where usually you express your opinion in comments so feel free to add your healthy thoughts 😉

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Gera

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lebertran

Hi Gera,
Thank you so much for the wonderful tips on eating habits. Wish you a very happy new year!

Shelby

Gera, a great post here to keep going back to and reading over!! I've bookmarked it so I can remind myself 🙂 Thanks!

Cajun Chef Ryan

Great list here and timed with many New Year's resolutions too!

Thank you,
CCR
=:~)

Deeba PAB

I find myself nodding wildly after reading each point…it's a wonderful list to put together!
xo

Jessie

excellent tips Gera! I drink water pretty much at every meal and all the time which is very important because I find water helps digest food much better than juice and soda

suncica

Thank you my friend for all this nice Tips…i think its my time to stat to think about how to preserve my body and soul in good conditions!Tips will HELP me a lot!!!

C.G. the Foodie

Perfect list!!! Some days I have to remind myself to chose the healthier snack but otherwise your list looks like my life :o)

pigpigscorner

Great tips! I relaly should eat healthily!

Soma

I am happy to say that I have not indulged this holidays. I do need to pay attention to the breakfast.. I have none. Those fruits look gorgeous and I guess it would work so good for a good breakfast.

elra

Gosh, I really need this guidelines. Thank you so much Gera, I've gain 10 lbs during the holidays, that's how bad I am.

Claudia

Great and timely reminders! I am playing with new grains!

Chow and Chatter

awesome article Gera very well written and spot on lol
and heres your cupcake
Rebecca

Lorraine

Really good tips Gera! I should really start eating breakfast-that plate of fruit looks wonderfully inviting! Happy New Year! 😀

Fresh Local and Best

I need to do many of the things you listed better. Thanks for sharing, you've laid it out to make it simple to be healthier.

Pegasuslegend

awesome and informative..great tip thanks

Reeni

Thanks for all the great tips, Gera! It's so hard for me to drink enough water during the winter – I have to force myself. I drink lots of hot tea – especially since you sent me that lovely tea pot!

Carolyn Jung

Good reminders for the new year, especially since so many of us are now trying to work off the effects of the holidays. 😉

OysterCulture

Great tips, and the perfect reminder for this time of year when everyone is focused on new beginnings.

Rosa's Yummy Yums

Great tips! I try eating as healthily as possible…

Happy New year!

Cheers,

Rosa

My Little Space

I certainly will not skip my breakfast! I need more energy during the day to do my house chores & cooking. I rather skip my dinner. Since, I'll be going to bed early! hehe….

♥peachkins♥

thank you for the tip. i really need to lose weight…..

Sook

I am not a morning person and I used to get up late. But my new year's resolution is to get up early with my hubby and eat breakfast with him every morning. I didn't use to eat breakfast but now that I do, my metabolism is going up pretty high. I'm hungry all day!! 🙂

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Thanks a lot for all your comments!! Happy you find the article useful.
Some facts are obvious and simple like eating breakfast or drink more water, but often they are forgotten 🙂
It's important to incorporate some of these healthy eating habits in your daily routine 😉

Olga

All very good points. I just joined a gym and got a personal trainer…so hopefully this will be a healthier year.

ChefDruck

Great tips! Thanks. I always think about a quote on a Lulu Lemon bag I got which talked about how plants visibly perk up as soon as you've watered them. Now imagine that with your own body. Never fails to help me remember to drink more water.

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