A Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. … heart disease. cancer.

Tips for keeping the weight off

NurseLiz2  “If you fail to plan, plan to fail.”  Always be prepared with healthy snacks on hand at all times.  This is important should you be stuck somewhere and get hungry. On the weekends or when you have some extra time prepare/cut up some of your favorite vegetables or fruits, place them in baggies and store them in the cupboards or refrigerator depending on the type of food you choose. 

Become accustomed to eating a salad with some lean protein like tuna, chicken or turkey before meals, especially if you are going to a barbecue or get together.  This will keep you from overeating on those big occasions. 

Increase fiber in your diet which will help you feel full.  You can put Chia seeds in your favorite drink or on your food.  Try Quinoa and beans which offers you two for one (2 for 1), carbohydrates and protein.  These are healthier options rather than choosing rice, pasta or bread.  Carbohydrates are important for energy, but proteins are important to build muscle and also help you feel full. 

Other healthy snacks include low fat cottage cheese, hummus, nuts and egg whites. Make it a habit of drinking a large glass of water before your meals to help fill you up, so you won’t eat as much.  

Use small plates, there is only some much that you can fit on it. Remember any food that you consume (even healthy options) in excess will have you gaining weight.  Moderation is the key!

“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 19-20