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4 Ways to Make Healthy Eating Easier

4 Ways to Make Healthy Eating Easier
  1. Plan your meals. Start each day knowing when and what you're going to eat. That way, you'll avert the 180-degree shift between starving and gorging that occurs when you skip meals. Plan your whole week with this supereasy menu planner.
  2. Get a good knife. When following any eating plan, what you do and don't do with your fork and spoon are your most critical actions. But don't underestimate the power of a great knife. Buy the best 8-inch chef's knife (without serrations) you can afford.
  3. Be prepared. Bad foods aren't bad just because of the ingredients they contain but also because many are fast and easy, which are the exact traits that can get you into a whole lot of trouble. So have premade foods ready for those times when you've been conditioned to reach for bags of sugar-containing waist killers. Once a week, make any of these things so you'll have something to grab when you need it:
    • Cut-up vegetables or bags of store-bought, prechopped fruit and veggies
    • Frozen edamame (just pop it in the microwave)
    • Sauteed vegetables
    • Soups
    • Steel-cut oats
    • Almonds, peanuts, walnuts
  4. Be fast in the kitchen, slow at the table. Having a big meal quickly won't stop you from wanting to eat a few hours later. The average person is finished eating long before his satiety signals kick in. Slow down and allow your biology to catch up.

Medically reviewed in April 2019.

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