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Easy tips to jump-start a healthy life style...


Know your body! Go to to find out your recommended daily calorie intake. This website will also help you determine how many servings of different food groups you need in order to stay healthy.

Moderation is the key! Portion control is very important. Make sure that you are familiar with the correction portion measurements/servings. For an example: One bagel doesn’t equal one serving; a bagel is actually three servings. This webpage is an excellent guideline for portion control:

Knowledge is power! Just because something looks healthy it doesn’t always mean that it is. Make sure you read the label. You want to make sure that foods are Cholesterol Free; to determine this make sure that there are no mono-hydrogenated are partially hydrogenated oils. Look for products with low sodium and low sugar.

Drink lots of water! Drinking water is a vital part of a healthy diet. Water helps flush our systems, especially the kidneys and bladder, of toxins. Did you know that doctors recommend drinking eight 8 ounce servings of water per day to stay properly hydrated?

Chew your food! Slow down and enjoy your food. Most of the time people tend to rush through their meal. Did you know that it takes the average 15 minutes to realize that they are full? By slowing down and savoring every bite you are allowing your body the time it needs to process what is being swallowed. There is nothing worse than a food comma or stomach ache from eating too much.

Eat early and eat often! Jump start you day with a healthy breakfast. Eat small meals throughout the day, rather than the standard three large meals. By eating doing this you keep your metabolism going and ward off having a snack attack.

Exercise, it does a body good! Make sure that you workout 3-4 times a week for at least 45 minutes.