Monday, January 4, 2010

Healthy Recipes for Energetic Lifestyle

With an epidemic that eating disorders like obesity, anorexia and bulimia have created in the country, health consciousness has pervaded the lives of most people today. The young generation also is becoming cognizant of the fact that if they develop a health problem in their younger age, tackling the problem at an older age will be many times more difficult.

When eating healthy is not a way of life, incorporating it can be extremely frustrating initially. One way of embarking on the route to a healthier diet is to create healthy recipes. The first step is to make the right choices. Choose skimmed milk instead of whole milk. Prefer a snack of fruits to a packet of potato chips. Replace the butter that you lavishly spread on baked chicken with Worchester sauce. Use high fiber cereals like brown bread and barley.

Replacing healthier ingredients for the fatty, starchy ones in a recipe can help in this process and can give you a further motivation that you require to continue with a healthy recipe diet. Use fresh poultry instead of those that have been treated. Use egg whites instead of the whole egg. Soups can be made healthier by creaming off the fat that forms on top by freezing them before reheating and consuming.

Encourage the practice of having family meals since regular meals tend to be more nutritious and inculcate smart eating habits. Stock up all the ingredients that allow you to make healthy recipes and limit your purchase of high fat, high starch and high sodium foods. Work in fruits and vegetables as part of a daily plan.

Even after taking these measures, if you find that you are not eating healthy, it is probably due to the snacking that you are indulging in between mealtimes. To ensure that even your snacks are healthy, schedule a snack time into your day routine. This could be mid morning or mid afternoon. Some healthy snack recipes could be low fat yogurt or fruit juices that have not been
artificially sweetened and bran muffins.

Last but not the least, be careful against total deprivation as that will only want you to eat the indulgent foods more. The judicious decision to make is that of moderation and not depravity. Even with a busy schedule, it is possible for people to eat healthy foods even if they only have a short time in which to prepare their meals.

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