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How to eat healthier every day

Lativia Jones Bolarinwa is a freelance writer who lives in North Carolina with her husband. Besides writing, she enjoys dance, website design and watching movies.

Make healthier food choices

From SheKnows Canada
Whether you are trying to shed a bit of extra weight, just want to eat healthier or want to teach you family the importance of healthy eating and food choice--the best thing you can do is become more food savvy. Being conscious and aware of what you are munching on, your eating habits and the “healthy” snacks you think you are eating will help your on your way to weight loss, healthy eating and feeling better. But if you feel overwhelmed with all the food choices, contradictions and myths about "health foods," don't fret--we have the ins and outs of healthy eating that will help you on your way to achieving your goals.

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HEALTHY DINNER CHOICES

Try to eat dinner at a regularly scheduled time early in the evening--as opposed to late-night dinners. Dinners are usually more relaxed than other meals during the day and you often have more time to spend eating or preparing dinner than other meals--so enjoy.

Take the time to include foods from the food groups that you may have missed in earlier meals. Be warned, however, dinnertime can sabotage your diet or healthy-eating intentions because you do have more time to eat you may end up eating too much. Watch your portion and serving sizes.

Marshella Dickey, a 22-year-old Coach Sales Associate, does not always have time to eat healthy dinners, but makes the most of foods available to her and knows how to avoid the unhealthy food traps of the mall food-court while she is at work.

"I try to eat lots of fruits and salads with spinach leaves. If I must eat on the go, I try to find wraps with vegetables and chicken. I also try to have wheat bread and pasta when I can," Dickey says.

Eating out can be a challenge for the health-conscious eater. Aim to have sit-down family meals at home but when you do eat out, try these key strategies to dining out.

Next: stay in control with good snack options

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