Habit #2: The Habit of Healthy Eating Portions

Eating healthy food doesn’t have to be hard

Remember to drink lots of water and portions need to be smaller.

I think we all know that it’s important to eat well.  Think of food as fuel.  When you go to the gas station you usually have the following fuel choices: 85, 87, and 91.

What if your choices instead looked like this: 40, 65, 91?

Would you fill your tank with the 40 octane?  I doubt you would.  Your car would run sluggish.

If you consistently eat foods that are unhealthy for you, just like a low grade of gasoline in your car, your body will run poorly.

The better the food you put in your body, the better your body will perform.  If you want to be performing at a high level at work, with your family, and with your hobbies then you need to give your body the proper fuel to make that happen.

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Your goal: Eat a little healthier.  Here are some suggestions:

  1. Drink pure water.  Get a really good water filter or buy purified water.  Take your body weight and divide by two.    Drink that many ounces of water each day.
  2. Supplement your diet with omega-3 fish oil, preferably EPA/DHA.
  3. Shop the outer aisles of the grocery store.  That’s where all of the “live” foods are; fruits, vegetables, fish, meats, and poultry.  Avoid processed foods.  [Tweet “Shop the #outer aisles of the #grocery store for “live” food”]
  4. Have your sinful desires, but have them in moderation.  Often it’s the portions we eat that are the problem.  Adopt the 80/20 rule.  Eat really good 80% of the time and blow it 20%. [Tweet “Eat really good 80% of the time and blow it 20%.”]
  5. Avoid artificial sweeteners like NutraSweet.  NutraSweet is a proven neurotoxin.  I have no idea why they allow it to be sold.
  6. Do not eat foods with “trans fats“.  The label will say partially  hydrogenated oil.  Trans fats are very bad for you.  Many food  manufacturers are not cooking with this type of oil anymore, but make sure you read the label.
  7. Cut your portions down.  Eat a little less at each sitting.  [Tweet “Eat a little less at each sitting #portion control”]  Sincerely,
    Dr. Justin Trosclair dc

    Serving Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Parks, and St. Martinville