5 Tips To Eating Healthier This New Year

Health Tips with Karla Heintz (BSc), Nutrition Educator & Author

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Is ‘eating healthier’ on your list of goals this coming new year? The good news is healthy eating does not have to mean boring, tasteless foods. Try adapting these 5 effective, and simple steps over the next couple months.

  1. Snack on fruits – ideally fresh. Add this as an afternoon snack every day. Not only will it help you moderate the volume you eat at supper, but will help balance blood sugar levels to reduce moodiness and boost your metabolism.
  2. Eat ‘just enough’, and not more. Our culture has brainwashed us into thinking we need a heck of a lot more food, then what we really need. At mealtime - eat until you feel content, rather than full.
  3. Maximize vegetables on your plate. Not only will these add volumes of fiber to your day and give you a flatter stomach and better bowels, but key nutrients found in things such as kale really add a glow to your skin and help you fight so many illnesses and diseases.
  4. Eat Breakfast. This meal alone can increase your metabolism by 100 calories a day, and at the same time give your brain much needed fuel for you to perform at your best. Don’t forget to include raw fruits like raspberries to your morning replenishment.
  5. Choose only ‘Whole’ grains. Ditch all ‘enriched’ items in your pantry. Look at cookies, crackers, cereals and snack bars. Only purchase 100% whole grain/wheat items for their wide array of antioxidants, and valuable fiber.

Karla Heintz (BSc) Nutrition Educator and Author of

‘Picky! Not Me Mom! A parents’ guide to children’s nutrition.