Healthy People in
Healthy Communities

Healthy Eating

How to Eat Healthy

The best way to eat healthy is to start by making healthy food choices.

It‘s important to shop smart and read food labels.

Next eat the right amount of calories for you to maintain a healthy weight. Everyone has a personal calorie limit. Find yours and practice portion control to avoid overeating.

Also cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars and salt. If you have a chronic health problem, eating healthy can be the most important step you take toward managing your condition.

Start slow and make changes to your eating habits over time. Trying to make your diet healthy overnight isn‘t realistic or smart. Changing everything at once usually leads to cheating or giving up on your new eating plan. Make small steps, like adding a salad (full of different color vegetables) to your diet once a day or switching from butter to olive oil when cooking. As your small changes become habit, you can continue to add more healthy choices to your diet.

Every change you make to improve your diet matters. You don‘t have to be perfect and you don‘t have to completely eliminate foods you enjoy to have a healthy diet. The long term goal is to feel good, have more energy, and reduce the risk of chronic illnesses. Don‘t let an off day derail you - every healthy food choice you make counts.

© 2012-2017 Active Angelina, All Rights Reserved. Website designed and developed by MasseyMedia, Inc.