4: Don’t Be A Fat Cat
Read the labels on products before you buy them. Cutting your fat-intake down to about a quarter of your daily calorie requirement can help reduce the risk of heart-disease. Hidden fats are found in baked goods, certain seafoods/meats, packaged meals, movie-theater popcorn, salad-dressings, poultry with skin etc. So compute your calories carefully if you’re indulging in these foods. But not all fats are enemies in the Battle of the Bulge. Eliminate trans-fats completely, eat omega-3-fats daily.
Do you know your fats?
5: Breakfast Like A King!
Make the time and put in the effort to ensure that the first meal of the day is nutritious, tasty and satisfying. Include whole-grains, proteins, low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds etc. This is one meal you shouldn’t skip. It jump-starts your metabolism, gives you energy and keeps you from snacking on high-fat/high-sugar stuff later in the day.
Make this a regular family ritual, no matter how rushed you are in the mornings.
What are your family’s favorite breakfast choices?
6: Take a Walk
Stepping out of the house for a walk is a great way to de-stress, get your thoughts in order, introspect, calm yourself down plus get some exercise. It’s gentle, low-impact, doesn’t need any special equipment, time or place. It’s also one of the proven ways of fighting dementia, boosting your Vitamin D absorption and strengthening your heart. The great thing about walking is that it’s a fun way to explore a new city when you’re traveling and regular walking prevents diabetes.