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TIPS for healthy eating in 2010 
Dec. 29, 2009 2:08 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2010 2:34 pm
Are you like the rest of us? Tired of indulging our flesh in sugar and fat? Ready to tone up and loose a few pounds? Most of us want to eat better in 2010. Some of you are well educated on what foods are healthy but maybe lack motivation. Others don’t know that brown rice is healthier than white rice or that oats are helpful for lowering cholesterol. Whether you lack motivation, like me sometimes, or you want education and preparation skills I want be inspiring.

The following are a few tips. Read and be inspired. Learn something new and get closer to the healthier 2010 you desire.  Please leave your tips and keep the list growing.

Ø      Whole foods are healthier than processed foods. Maybe obviously to some, a whole apple, banana or orange packs more nutritional value than a fruit roll-up.

Ø      Every vegetable is not like the other. Dark, vibrant vegetables pack the most vitamins into each bite. Choose nutrient dense vegetables to experiment with. Pumpkin, broccoli, kale, and sweet potatoes are the king of vegetables.

Ø      Fresh is usually preferred to canned vegetables. However, not with tomatoes.  Canned tomatoes and especially tomatoes paste is rich in lycopene. This powerful antioxidant helps protect skin from signs of aging. It’s healthy for your heart too. Break out that can opener and use up some tomoatoes.

Ø      Want a creamy soup without watching your hips grow? Substitute evaporated milk for cream. It packs a powerfully creamy richness but only has half the calories and a quarter of the fat.

Ø      Incorporate beans into your New Year’s diet. They are loaded with nutrition and protein. A healthy substitute for steak or pork once a week. They’ll ease the strain on the budget too. Rinse canned beans before using in a recipe to remove added sodium.

Ø      Start your day with oatmeal and a berry shake. Oats lower cholesterol and keep the heart healthy. Berries are filled with antioxidants. Blueberries and other small dark berries are the crown jewel of healthy berry eating. Vanilla soy milk, frozen mixed berries and your choice of sugar substitute make a delicious shake.

Ø      Everyone know, but its worth repeating. Loose weight by decreasing calories and increasing exercise.

Was anything new to you? I bet you have some tips to share, keep the list growing…

Enjoy a healthier 2010.
Dec. 29, 2009 2:27 pm
Very true. Plus, I'm a huge fan of freezing. All can tell by my Team Up freezer cooking web site.
Dec. 29, 2009 4:44 pm
My husband and I have been on a low fat diet since last March and he's lost 50 pounds and I've lost 65 pounds. He is almost at goal and I'm about 50 lbs away. I only buy low fat/ non fat items now and am very careful when I am looking at labels. We still eat carbs but that is what both our doctors recommended, a low fat diet. Most of my recipes are from here on AR but I tweak them to work for our way of eating. I've grown to love the low-fat mayo (I thought I never would) and the low fat Land o Lakes butter (50% fat). There are some recipes that just will not translate to low fat but I just skip over those and find something else. I've also started using more Splenda to bake with, to reduce more calories. I'm not sure that you want to see all the things I've said, but it's worked so well for my husband and I. I even made the Oreo Truffles for Christmas with the reduced fat Oreos and non-fat cream cheese. Very doable and not quite as much guilt as the full fat version!
Dec. 29, 2009 4:46 pm
If you can't afford buying organic fruits and vegetables, make sure you wash them really well. You wouldn't believe the amount of pesticides they add on them.
Dec. 30, 2009 9:11 am
Wow. Good job Cindy. Keep up the great work in 2010. My brother is starting his weight loss plan...any tips on how I can be encouraging to him?
Dec. 30, 2009 12:40 pm
Increasing your fiber intake (slowly but surely) cuts down on overall calories, makes you feel fuller faster & stay fuller longer, and is good for your heart & colon. Apples, beans, brown rice, oats, and whole wheat flour make regular appearances at my house now!
Dec. 31, 2009 3:01 pm
Dinnercoach I have lost 33lbs since October by exercising at least 5 times a day. I also try to eat lowfat and healthy carbs. One thing that helped me from being so hungry during the day is I try to have protein in the morning. Usually I will make a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread and a low fat cheese, mustard and pickles. It fills me up and then I'm not starving at lunch time. I try to bring a salad to work and then have a protein snack in the afternoon before I go home. A favorite snack is a fat free cheese stick and some carrots. Then I eat a normal dinner but make sure to chose lower fat items and watch my portions. Maybe some of these ideas will help your brother. I still have 67lbs to lose but I know I will make it. You are so right when you say the key is to burn more calories than you are eating.
Jan. 1, 2010 8:20 am
Keep up the good work iceemama! Your story is inspiring.
Jan. 17, 2010 6:29 pm
I have been making blended, pureed soups for my lunch the last couple of weeks and have lost seven pounds since then. I boil broccoli, carrots, onions, and a couple of potatoes and then blend them once their cooked. Add in a whole bunch of spices and store some in containers for the week. It's filling and it works.
Jan. 24, 2010 2:47 pm
Go vegan! I've been vegetarian for a while, but since I went vegan and completely cut out animal products, I feel so much better. I have more energy, and I've lost an average of 2 pounds per week just by cutting out the dairy products. It also forces me to read labels at the grocery store, so it's easy to put back anything that contains a lot of fat or high-fructose corn syrup. More veggies and beans in my diet means more fiber and no cholesterol, and I've been trying a ton of delish new recipes. Being vegan is a lot easier than it sounds, and the benefits to your health, animals, the planet, and your grocery bills are well worth it. We just joined a local farm co-op, so we'll have a fresh box of local, organic veggies and fruits every week. Yum!
May 26, 2010 2:34 pm
Hi Coach...I'm back blogging as of today! to you soon. Are you back blogging soon also?
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