Improving Eating Habits

To learn better eating habits, you will need some specific strategies. Read through these strategies and order them from 1 to 10: #1 will be the strategy that you would find DO-ABLE on a typical day. #10 will be the most difficult for you to accomplish in your daily life.

Plan what you are going to eat today instead of leaving it to chance.
Be sure to eat breakfast! Try a whole grain cereal, a smoothie or a whole grain muffin.
Try a healthy soup for lunch such as a broth with lots of vegetables or pureed vegetables such as squash, broccoli, carrot or red pepper.
Add fibre to your diet by choosing whole grain or whole wheat bagels, pita bread or whole wheat tortilla wraps.
Carry an apple or some other type of fruit with you for a healthy snack option.
Try raw veggies and low-fat dip for a healthy snack or side dish.
Choose foods that are steamed, baked or broiled instead of fried foods.
Try a meal made with beans, peas, and lentils (e.g. baked beans in tomato sauce, vegetarian chili, bean burritos, three-bean salad, or a falafel).
Eat only whole, natural foods and avoid any processed foods for a full day.
Prepare your own dinner, avoiding fast food and takeout or restaurant meals.

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