Nutrition

Don’t eat poorly during the weekends. Some people believe it is ok to drop their diet or healthy meal plan on the weekends. By eating junk foods over the weekend, you are increasing your chances of high cholesterol and heart disease as well as undoing any work you have put into your diet.

Broccoli is an important vegetable to include in your diet. It has phytochemicals that fight cancer, and has fiber, vitamins and minerals. Steaming it for a short time or microwaving it a little will cook it without causing nutrient loss. As gray mush, it will not taste as good or be as appetizing.

Be sure to stay on top of going to have regular examinations done at your doctor’s office. Screenings for cancer, diabetes and heart disease are quite an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. If you are a woman, be sure to take the couple of minutes to perform breast self-exams.

Any time that you eat anything, you should remove it from its original packaging. It is much easier to eat an entire bag of chips when they are left in the bag. If you put half of a bag on a plate, you will probably be satisfied after just half a bag.

Be a good nutrition role model for your child. By staying physically active yourself, and always reaching for the healthful choice when snacking or eating a meal you will put your lessons in practice. When your child sees you consistently choosing nutritious foods, it will make a much bigger impression than any amount of lecturing.

There are a lot of things that you can incorporate into your diet to improve your health. Take these ideas to heart and create a nutrition plan for yourself and your family that can prolong your life, increase your activity level and give you an overall healthy perspective. These changes will be good for you and your lifestyle.