JCC Pittsburgh on June 18, 2015
- Drink water. It’s the only beverage your body really needs and craves. Gradually replace soda, flavored coffees, sugary drinks and other high-calorie drinks with water. Aim for 6-8 cups each day.
- Too busy to cook healthy? To save time, use your crockpot, cook and freeze large batches of food. Buy pre-cut or pre-cooked ingredients, and keep an organized grocery list.
- Avoid trans fats. They increase your risk of heart disease. Foods with partially hydrogenated oil as an ingredient contain trans fat (even if the label says 0 grams) and should be left on the grocery store shelf.
- Slow down. Savoring your food in a calm environment helps you tune-in to your body’s signals. You’re less likely to overeat and experience problems like acid reflux when you take your time to really enjoy the moment.
- Eat 4-6 servings of vegetables daily. High in nutrients and low in calories, veggies prevent diabetes, stroke, heart disease and more. One serving is equal to a half cup.