Sunday, December 25, 2011

Eating right!

For the background, I was 'forced' to look for healthier options to eat after having a kid kids (recent update!). I could not stand the chance to see them eating junk or less than nutritious food and educating myself was the only option as no one place had complete information.

Here are the ground rules I have established over time, I call them Food-To-Dos:

  • Don't stay hungry for long
  • Don't starve or you tend to make wrong food choices
  • Don't eat if you are not hungry
  • Don't over-eat
  • Think twice before putting anything in your mouth that if you deserve to eat better quality food
  • Never go out hungry for grocery shopping or you pick wrong things ;)

  • Don't skip breakfast
  • Try to have 5 meals a day. (including 2 snacks)
  • Have a heavy breakfast, good lunch and light dinner

  • Drink lots of water! (sometimes we forget that when we are busy and long pending thirst is misinterpreted as hunger)
  • Limit salt intake
  • Always check ingrediant list on what you buy (the ingrediants are listed in decreasing order of quantity)
  • Don't eat any food with preservatives / added colors / added flavours / added sugar / added vegetable oil!!
  • Try to eat as raw as possible, processed food are not the best
  • Try to cook and cook from scratch

  • Limit your carbs
  • Have good complex carbs (whole grains, brown rice, oat, millets)
  • Eat lots of good fat (virgin cold pressed oils, nuts, ghee)
  • Avoid fried food
  • Eat moderate dairy (dahi, chach)
  • Eat less but good quality sweetners (brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, agave nector, date syrup... etc)
  • Limit juices
  • Eat lots of vegetables
  • Try to have high fibre food
  • Eat moderate and good quality protiens (nuts, whole beans, white meat)

  • Try to eat carbs, protiens and fruits towards the start of the day

  • Have moderate physical activity

Do these make any sense to you?