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Things That Hinder People From Staying Healthy

Many of us value our career, financial security and life goals, but we usually underestimate the value of our health which should suppose to be the priority because as they say, “Health is wealth.”. Eating a healthy diet is essential in controlling weight and preventing or managing chronic conditions. For many people, eating a healthy diet means time, money and effort invested in planning daily menu, preparing meals, shopping and comparing products and reading labels. The most common things that hinder people eating a healthy diet include lack of time, the need to change established eating habits, too much information and the costs.

Changing established eating habits is really difficult because eating behaviors are rooted since childhood, and eating serves as a way of socializing with others, different foods associated with positive emotions as well as anxiety, boredom and loneliness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highly recommends keeping a daily food journal to identify eating problems and to help in creating an effective healthy diet plan. Thought patterns must be changed so that awareness and focus are increased like just getting enough food, not wasting food, prevent eating when performing other tasks, not to feel pressured to eat by your family or friends, and prevent associating eating with comfort. When you are always in a hurry because of your work, requiring meeting deadlines and with your tight schedule, eating on the go leads to unhealthy food choices and bad eating behaviors.

You need to go through the food stocked at home, in your refrigerator and cabinets, so you can get rid of all junk food and replace them with healthier options such as buying vegetables and meats that are already cut to help in reducing preparation time. You’ll find canned vegetables and fruits canned in their own juice or water without added salt or sugar. Because air, light and heat rob all the nutrients of vegetables and fruits, it is best to buy frozen or canned food that is packed immediately after harvesting, containing more nutrients than fresh foods that have been shipped. If you are really busy and just want to stay at home and relax on your free time, then you can just take advantage of online shopping offered by some grocery store so your food can be delivered next to your door, saving you a trip to the store.

You will really find a lot of overwhelming and confusing information on the internet, magazines and the news on what eating habit entails, and also about diet plans that claim to help overweight people to lose weight quickly. In reality, Americans eat too many calories, unhealthy fats, salt, sugar and refined grains, and mostly do not get sufficient amounts of fiber, potassium, calcium, healthy fats and vitamin D. People are also worried about bowel problems associated with change of diet but there are over the counter IBS medication to help in treating any symptoms that may hold you back.

Resource: http://tipsfromtia.com/2017/05/5-things-that-shouldnt-stand-in-the-way-of-you-staying-healthy/