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6 Killer Nutritional Tips From The Pros
We live in an age of incredible access to information, and everybody’s got an opinion when it comes to eating healthy. But with so many different diets and so much nutritional advice flying around — much of it contradictory — it can be overwhelming. In the face of this information overload, many people just shrug their shoulders and choose not to take any action to change their diet.
To solve this problem, this article will cut through all the nonsense and list for you all the basic, fundamental steps of turning your diet and health around. The advice here comes from registered dietitians, certified professionals who have dedicated their careers to helping others make the right food choices. Below is a compilation of the best advice registered dietitians have to offer with practical steps you can take TODAY to eat clean and stay lean.
1. Eat More Green Vegetables
This will probably seem obvious, but you’d be amazed how many people overlook the value of enjoying a simple salad with their lunch (or in place of it).
Green vegetables are packed with antioxidants and essential nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K. They also contain isothiocyanates, which help the liver produce enzymes to defend against carcinogenic molecules, lowering your risk of cancer. Good choices for green vegetables include leafy greens like kale, spinach, cabbage, and romaine lettuce, as well as other greens like Brussel sprouts, bok choy, broccoli, celery, and asparagus.
2. Plan Your Meals for the Week
Being strategic about your meals is the key to taking control of your eating and your health. Many of us are pressed for time these days, and under such circumstances it’s all too easy to fall into terrible eating habits. Think about it: On a Friday evening after fighting traffic to get home, are you more likely to to prepare a healthy meal, or order a pizza or Chinese takeout?
Set aside a few hours on a day when you have some free time (Sunday works great for many people) and prepare four or five days’ worth of healthy meals. Store your meals in the fridge in reusable Tupperware containers ahead of time. For the next few days, you won’t even have to think about it, you can just grab your food and go. That’s a huge weight off your mind. Prepare healthy meals in advance and get ready to shed some pounds (not to mention save some money!).
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