close
Advertisement

4 Habits for Eating Well

Four good ways to cultivate healthy eating.

4 Habits for Eating Well
Advertisement

1. Fire Up Your Fruit

“Using fruit in different ways can help to train your taste buds to crave natural sweetness,” says Vanessa Perrone, a registered dietitian. This is a very good thing, since we all need to cut back on our sugar intake. For a healthy dessert, place pineapple rings, grapefruit and orange halves face down on the barbecue and heat for several minutes until grill marks appear, or grill them in the oven until the surface begins to caramelise. Serve warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon for dessert, or chop, refrigerate and enjoy for breakfast.

2. Sit Down for Dinner

These days increasing numbers of people no longer have a sit-down evening meal. About 59% of young women eat on the run, according to one study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Researchers says on-the-go eaters consume more total fat, as well as more soft drinks and fast food. Sitting down allows you to make more mindful choices. You're also more likely to eat slowly, chewing properly and acknowledging each bite, resulting in improved digestion.

3. Go Crazy for Kebabs

Shish kebabs are a fun way to make familiar meals interesting and an easy way to get kids excited about preparing (and eating!) dinner. Lightly marinate cubed chicken or beef and diced, firm vegies, like red capsicum, mushrooms and zucchini, then skewer and grill for about 10-15 minutes until cooked.

4. Be the First to Order

Research shows that when we sit down to dinner in a restaurant, we tend to mimic what our dining companions are ordering. Take control by scoping out the menu online ahead of time.



Advertisement
8 weight-loss challenges that only take 30 days

8 weight-loss challenges that only take 30 days

You've got this! These 30-day challenges will clean up your diet, build your confidence, and entice you to work out consistently so you can finally lose weight.
14 foods you think are dairy-free - but aren't

14 foods you think are dairy-free, but aren't

Whether you have a legit allergy, you’re vegan, or you just want to avoid it, you might be fooled by some of the foods that contain dairy.
12 things your stomach is trying to tell you

12 things your stomach is trying to tell you

Tummy not happy? Find out why and what you can do about it.
16 low-carb diet mistakes you should never make

16 low-carb diet mistakes you should never make

You’re on a low-carb diet but weight loss has stalled and you’re getting frustrated. These common mistakes might be sabotaging your health, energy, sleep – and weight-loss success.
37 fat-burning foods to help you lose weight

37 fat-burning foods to help you lose weight

There’s no magical way to lose weight instantly. But paired with exercise, these foods have the power to torch fat you just can’t seem to get rid of.
Advertisement