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31 Days to a Healthier Diet

Posted by JCC Pittsburgh on June 18, 2015
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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