Tips On Proper Eating Habits
Healthy eating begins with learning how to “eat smart”—it’s not just what you eat, but how you eat. Your food choices can reduce your risk of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, as well as defend against depression. Additionally, learning the habits of healthy eating can boost your energy, sharpen your memory and stabilize your mood. You can expand your range of healthy food choices and learn how to plan ahead to create and maintain a satisfying, healthy diet. Here are some tips on proper eating habits.
- Refuse to accept society's expectations about eating habits and appearance.
- Value your own good health as well as your external appearance.
- Seek education from a registered dietician
- Eat slowly, enjoy your food, and give yourself permission to stop when you feel full.
- Think of food as the fuel your body needs to function, rather than as the enemy or as a consoling friend.
- When you want to binge, purge, or not allow yourself to eat, identify the feelings you are having-such as the "blues" or low self-esteem.
- After you have identified your feelings, you can then go to work to find healthier ways to manage them.
- Consider seeking counselling from a professional who can help you identify the causes and help you work out a plan to overcome your problem.