Feel the Joy Magazine Winter 2022 - Page 8

7 TIPS FOR EATING SMARTER

DID YOU know that how we eat can be just as important as what we eat to maintain a healthy body ? Here are some tips from the Arthritis Society for eating smarter :
1 . LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
Learn to listen to your body ’ s signals about when to start and stop eating . Sometimes we eat out of boredom or a need for comfort .
2 . PAUSE BEFORE YOU ’ RE FULL .
It takes time for your body to register it ’ s full . Before taking a second serving , wait a few minutes .
3 . REGULATE YOUR PORTION SIZE
Take a slightly smaller portion than you might normally . You can always go back for more , but we tend to keep eating if there ’ s food in front of us .
4 . DON ’ T SKIP MEALS
Eating regularly will keep your blood sugar stable and your metabolism working properly .
Also , when we go too long between meals or snacks , we tend to end up overeating .
5 . KEEP HEALTHIER CHOICES HANDY
Plan ahead and have healthy snacks available , such as seeds , nuts or pre-cut veggies . This can help you avoid convenience snacks , which are often less nutritious .
6 . MAKE IT EASY
If fatigue or pain make it difficult to prepare a meal , use fresh or frozen pre-chopped produce and prepared salads .
7 . ASK AN EXPERT
Registered dietitians or nutritionists are a reliable source of information on vitamins , food and nutrition .
Find more tips at arthritis . ca .
* Source www . newscanada . com

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