Tips on Improving Your Eating Style

In April 2006 issue of Health Magazine[1], there was an article on assessing your eating style [2]. It was interesting to know how people eat. You can read the complete article (see below), but here are some of the tips in summary:

  • Before you eat, ask: “Do I feel hungry?”. If yes, then eat. But, if not, don’t kill your boredome with eating.
  • Make simple subsitution in your diet. Eat an orange instead of an orange juice from concentrate.Â
  • Reverse the Meat-to-Potatoes ratio. Instead of steak with brocolli stalk as garnish, make vegetable and whole grains the centerpiece, and use meat, fish, or poultry as a side dish.
  • Go lean. Choose low-fat frozen yogurt instead of ice cream; Baked potatoes instead of french fries; Order a sanwich of lean roast beef instead of pastrami p or choose turkey or chicken breast.
  • Avoid Multi-Tasking. Turn off TV and phone on mealtime.
  • Eat Calmly and quietly. Don’t discuss work, taxes, and day-to-day hassles at the dinner table.

Sources:

  1. Health Magazine, April 6, 2006.
  2. Know Your Eating Style, Health Magazine

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