Try These Tips for Boosting Healthy Eating Habits

Replacing less-than-healthy habits with those that lead to better health is do-able if you take it one step at a time. Check out these tips to help you get started.

  • Eat more slowly. If you eat too quickly, you may “clean your plat” instead of paying attention to whether your hunger is satisfied.
  • Eat only when you’re truly hungry instead of when you are tired, anxious or feeling an emotion besides hunger. If you find yourself eating when you are experiencing an emotion besides hunger, such as boredom or anxiety, try to find a non-eating activity to do instead. You may find a quick walk or phone call with a friend helps you feel better.
  • Plan meals ahead of time to ensure that you eat a healthy, well-balanced meal.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention