SIMPLE AND MODERATE EATING TIPS

SIMPLE AND MODERATE EATING TIPS

I have a few simple and moderate eating tips I would like to share with you. Many times I feel like I have spent my life dieting and I am now working to change this habit. My fatty liver needs to be addressed with healthy eating habits. I am now concentrating on solidifying habits that will last me a lifetime and these habits will help to reduce the fat in my liver, as well as prevent NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), which is the unwanted diagnosis I will end up with if steps are not taken.

MY TIPS TO ME … AND FOR YOU

  • Do not deprive yourself. Saying things like ” I will never eat sugar again” will not lead to success. Elimination is not the key here, moderation is!
  • Eat suggested portions. When you read a label on the cookie bag, how many cookies does it suggest as a portion? Often the answer to this question is 2, so why then do I eat half a bag?
  • Repeat favourite foods! It has been found that by finding foods that we enjoy and are healthy and including them often in our food plan, we are more likely to succeed with healthy eating. I am not saying eat the same foods everyday. This could lead to nutritional issues. Variety helps you to ensure proper nutritional intake; however, too much dietary variety leads to added weight.
  • Increase fibre. Fibre is healthy for so many reasons, including helping us feel full on smaller portions. The Mayo Clinic online has a fabulous post regarding dietary fibre and all of its’ health benefits. NOTE: THERE IS NO FIBRE IN MEAT, DAIRY OR SUGAR!!
  • Eat a plant-based diet – or as close to it as you can. The super food list of foods to eat for best health does not include meat. Besides all of the ethical reasons why I eat a plant-based diet, the most important factors are that plant-based eating reduces fat and therefore, cholesterol. A plant-based diet includes natural sugars as compared to added white refined sugar. Legumes and nuts provide protein. You can find information about super foods here.

ENJOY EATING

I have found over the years that the more I worry about what I eat, the less I enjoy eating. The less I enjoy eating, the less motivated I am to maintain healthy eating habits. Yes food is fuel, but food can also be fun, social and tasty fun! I stick to these Tips To Me and find I go to bed feeling less bloated, feeling successful and knowing I am doing my best to improve my health!

Happy to help you on your journey, email me at lmfvella@livefatandfit.com!

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