How Are You Doing With Your Diet?

Diet, in this article, is a reference to what you eat and drink. Part of taking control of your Christian health is monitoring your food consumption. The following are four helpful suggestions to help you make wise decisions regarding your eating:

1. Make sure you’re balanced. It is necessary to eat in a balanced way. In an article found in the November/December 2008 edition of American Fitness, Nancy Clark wrote that it is important to eat various nutrients in your meal.

This can be achieved by eating foods from all of the food groups (see www.MyPyramid.gov for more information).You should strive to eat a variety of the things that God has created. There are so many nutritional foods that will benefit the body, if they are used properly.

2. Learn to read the labels. The labels on the back of the food packages give valuable nutritional information about the product. The American Heart Association suggests that you first find out from a nutritionist or your doctor what you need in your eating routine.

They also suggest that you look at the amount of calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, and the fiber the food product has. Reading the label will also tell you how many servings are in the product.

If the product has two servings remember to eat half the product (i.e., one serving). Reading labels is important. Blindly choosing foods can only lead to unhealthy eating.

3. Don’t eat too much. We all have to exercise self control, in the amount of food we eat. Eating small portions more often will keep you from over eating.

Another tip that helps many is drinking water before eating. Some save half of their food for the next meal.Stuffing ourselves, by eating all of the food on our plates, is counter-productive.

4. Eat every few hours A balance eating routine includes eating three healthy meals a day plus healthy snacks. Eating smaller meals more often will help you feel less hungry and less deprived between meals.

Work on eating nutritional foods every three to four hours. This will give you a steady supply of energy.

In summary, taking charge of your Christian health involves being concerned with your eating routine. Balancing what types of food you eat, knowing what you are eating, not eating too much, and eating often will help you in the area of diet. Please complete the feedback form below.

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