Healthy Eating

By Matthew-Allan-Aver Latest Reply 2012-04-25 14:50:05 -0500
Started 2012-04-08 21:41:46 -0500

I am wanting to get on a healthy diet but i don't know where to start can anyone help me i am 26 an 180lbs please help

5 replies

Laura500 2012-04-25 14:50:05 -0500 Report

eat more whole grains, lo sodium soups and lots of veggies! try not eating as much red meat, avoid baked goods and drink your water and that with exercise should move the scale. portion control is key. i've been losing weight by trying to balance everything in this way…it's not an easy thing so don't get overwhelmed, try making a change or two a day until you figure out what is working.

GabbyPA 2012-04-09 12:04:51 -0500 Report

First step is to start reading the labels on anything you buy. That will wake you up. If you cannot pronounce it, don't eat it.

Then, a trick that works well for me, is shop only the perimeter of the grocery store. Stay out of the cheap, bad for you, stuff in the middle aisles. It cuts out junk food almost immediately and fills the cart with produce, dairy, meat and maybe a little grains.

Find some recipes that have basic simple ingredients and add to that weekly. We have a lot of great recipes here to start you off.

Don't be afraid to try new things. Our tastes will have to change to accept eating healthier foods. Less sugar, less fats, less processed ingredients will take some getting used to. I remember cutting out fast food and then going to try it one day. Anticipation of a yummy burger left me very disappointed, because my healthier eating had changed "what tastes good" to me.

Cut out artificial anything. Make it real or nothing at all. That takes practice, but it is much more whole food concept of eating healthy.

Have fun. You won't eat it if you don't enjoy it. So find healthy foods that you enjoy and add to that as you go.

sammyjohnston 2012-04-09 15:52:23 -0500 Report

I find that its helpfull when products have a "DIABETIC FRIENDLY" written on their label, which clearly addresses whether a product is relatively safe for blood sugar issues. Just a bit of advice regarding your drinking options. Rather than drink water or 'low calorie' flavored drinks, I found the best tasting drink that is specifically designed for people with diabetes is a drink called VITAZEST and it shows "Diabetic Friendly" right on the label. Its being sold on AMAZON.COM and has trial pack for less than 2 bucks. So far its the only beverage I have seen that specifically address Diabetes and contributes to the DIabetes Research Institute to help find a cure. The company places the Diabetes Research Institute's logo on all their products. It taste so good and is the only alternative to water that I drink . Its loaded with vitamins and its definately worth adding to your drinking options

jayabee52 2012-04-09 18:06:35 -0500 Report

Not all products which proclaim "Diabetes friendly' are really that. Sometimes that is just a marketing ploy.

Bamberg 2012-04-09 01:02:22 -0500 Report

Weight Watchers worked for me and, as a bonus, my bloodsugar returned to normal as my weight went down.

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