For this month, I've resolved to "Eat very right." I wouldn't be able to eat this right forever - and I wouldn't even try -- but I decided to take a boot-camp of approach to cleaning up my eating habits.
1. No sweets. Not even a bite. I gave up my beloved Tasti D-Lite - ah, I miss it. I'd already pretty much given up food like cookies and cupcakes, but boy, I do love to eat candy. For mini Tootsie-Rolls, peppermint patties, butterscotch disks, etc. I'll have to wait until November.
2. When possible, choose fruits and vegetables, and after that, lean protein. So if I have a choice between rice and roasted vegetables, I choose vegetables. If I have a choice between pasta and fish, I choose fish.
3. Only one bowl of cereal a day. I love cereal and would eat it at every meal. Also, I do the bottomless-cereal-bowl trick, where I eat all the cereal, and when I see the milk that's left over, I fill the bowl with cereal again to use it up. Not this month.
4. Nothing in the cracker/pretzel family.
5. Keep tempting food in an inconvenient place, keep healthy food in a convenient place. When I'm hungry, everything looks good. If I see a lovely fruit salad ready to eat in the fridge, that's what I'll want to eat.
6. No juice and no alcohol.
7. No "bites" of other people's food. I take one bite of mu daughter's grilled-cheese sandwich, then another, and then pretty soon I've eaten half a sandwich.Continue reading 11 Tips to Eat Right on Intent.com
By Gretchen Rubin on Intent.com
Gretchen Rubin's book, THE HAPPINESS PROJECT is an account of the year she spent testing the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from poplar culture about how to be happier. On her popular blog, The Happiness Project, she writes about her daily adventures in happiness.
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