Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | December 5, 2008

How to Improve Your Eating Habits: Part 2

    Greetings – in my last post, I described 2 steps you can take to improve your eating habits.  This is important because, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, poor diet and physical inactivity contribute to more than 400,000 deaths each year in the U.S.  The 2 suggestions I made in my previous post include: try to eat breakfast every day and eat each meal at the same time every day.  Here are 2 more ways to improve your eating habits:

1. Pack a lunch for work. It is not easy to eat out in a healthful manner. Unfortunately, we have a “restaurant culture” that emphasizes large portions of high fat/high calorie food. You have much better control over the nutritional content and portion size of your meal if you prepare it yourself. In addition to your lunch, you can pack several healthy snacks to nibble on throughout the day. Not only will you eat better, you will probably save money as well.

2. Eliminate one restaurant meal a week. Count the number of times you dine out in a typical, one-week time frame. Then identify one restaurant meal you can comfortably eliminate on a weekly basis and eat a meal prepared at home instead. If you eat out more than once a day, you may want to eliminate two weekly restaurant meals. This will allow you to have more control over the nutritional content and portion size of your food.

NEXT POST – December 9, 2008

How to Improve Your Eating Habits: Part 3

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  1. […] chrisoldcorn wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt     Greetings – in my last post, I described 2 steps you can take to improve your eating habits.  This is important because, according to the American College of Sports Medicine, poor diet and physical inactivity contribute to more than 400,000 deaths each year in the U.S.  The 2 suggestions I made in my previous post include: try to eat breakfast every day and eat each meal at the same time every day.  Here are 2 more ways to improve your eating habits: 1. Pack a lunch for work. It is not easy to eat out in a healthful manner. Unfortunately, we have a “restaurant culture” that emphasizes large portions of high fat/high calorie food. You have much better control over the nutritional content and portion size of your meal if you prepare it yourself. In addition to your lunch, you can pack several healthy snacks to nibble on throughout the day. Not […] […]

  2. your articles are interesting and so useful for me. Thank you for sharing great information.

  3. Very good article.

    Your wallet and body will most definitely thank you for not partaking in dining out.

    We tend to make much better food choices when we prepare the meals ourselves. And as you said portion control is the name of the game.

    Something very interesting as well is when you get your body in motion daily (exercising) you will want to make healthier choices because you are working so hard. Your body starts to crave the good fuel.

    You have to commit to healthy choices for at least 21 days then it will become a habit. Of course you can take the occassional taste of your favorites. But you have to keep it to just that, a taste. Not an entire platter of cheese cake or whatever your weakness is. You have to put the fork down and walk away as my wife says. Joining an online fitness group helps as well. Studies suggest that you are 3 times more like to get the results you desire by joining one.

    To your health
    Scott Mosley
    Fitness and Nutrition Coach
    866.620.8671


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