Eating Healthy

1612 Words Apr 23rd, 2013 7 Pages
Healthy Living
University of Phoenix
Kayla Large
4/20/2013

Introduction
Eating healthy foods and getting plenty of exercise are the two most important things a person can do for their body to maintain a healthy weight. When a person takes care of their body by eating healthy foods and exercising, the person will notice that they have more energy and a more positive attitude overall. About 12.5 million children and teens, and over one-third of adults in the US have an obesity problem. The obesity problem in children and teens has nearly tripled in the last 30 years. Eating healthy foods can benefit a person by giving a person more natural energy, helping one maintain a healthy weight, and helping one live longer.

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The second strategy is treating yourself in small doses. When you are on a healthy eating diet, you have to make sure that you do not deprive yourself of your sweet cravings. Instead of going crazy on the sweets, ice cream, cake, pie, limit yourself to small amounts and only a couple of nights a week. By doing this, your body is still getting the sweets that you crave and you can still stay at your healthy weight. The main thing about this is to not let your body feel like you can’t have something because your temptations for that food will overcome you. The third thing is to eat less food more often. This will help you feel satisfied and not feel like you are starving all day. When you eat five or six smaller meals rather the three big meals, you will notice that it is easier for you to digest and you will have more energy. The fourth thing is to make sure that you stay hydrated. Sometimes when you think you are hungry, your body can actually be thirsty. Making sure you are drinking plenty of water is a great way to stay healthy. The fifth thing is to snack smarter. Everybody snacks, which is not bad, but the choice of snacks that we choose are not always good. When you are stressed out and tired, it is easy to grab “junk food” to snack on so the best way to make sure this does not happen is to shop healthier, buy healthy snacks, whether it be fresh

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