10 Eat-Right Tips You Should Adopt Today

Most of us eat at least three meals a day, every day. If you’ve been planning to eat better, every meal is an opportunity to make a good choice.

 

Sure, there are diets that focus on all the things you should exclude: Paleo – exclude the grains; Vegetarian – exclude the meat; Vegan – exclude the dairy; Atkins – exclude the carbs. The diets work for a while but all the limitations are so restrictive.

These are 10 tips you can start with if you want to eat well without all the limitations. 

  1. Drink half an ounce of water per pound of body weight daily – if you weight 180 pounds, aim for 90 ounces (about 11 cups) of water every day.
  2. Skimp on the meats – make meats a treat rather than an every-meal staple. Get protein from beans, peas, nuts and grains like quinoa instead.
  3. Slow down and enjoy your meals.
  4. Chew more to develop the enzymes necessary to digest food.
  5. Before you eat, express your gratitude for the food and imagine the nourishment you will receive from it. (Say a prayer)
  6. Eat at least half of your vegetables and fruit in their raw, natural state.
  7. Eat salads – use green, leafy vegetables as the base, and raw nuts, seeds, sprouts and fruits as the toppings.
  8. Treat yourself to superfoods – even if they are expensive, they are worth it. Superfoods include kale, moringa, mushrooms, chia seeds.
  9. Eat fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Foods start losing their enzymes as soon as they are harvested – you can access locally grown foods quicker so you can access more of the healthy stuff.
  10. Try a new fruit or vegetable every week.

 

Any other tips that you would add? Eat Right, Live Right, Run Wright on http://runwright.net

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Julia says:

    These are great tips! I don’t do well AT ALL on super restrictive diets so I prefer this approach of moderation and just making better choices!

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    1. Run Wright says:

      I think that works better for most people. All the best with those good choices. You can do it!

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  2. Kay R. says:

    Great tips. I actually have to work on chewing slower. I realise that sometimes I just inhale food when Im hungry (I blame being stuck in court and working through lunch). Ah well… I generally don’t eat grains though but I don’t consider myself paleo. Its just a health thing (gluten intolerance) and if I have to I would.

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    1. Run Wright says:

      We grew up on rice in Jamaica so it’s tempting to eat that all the time even now but I try to get some diversity. Most vegetables for me these days.

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