September 30th, 2010
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We all know that healthier eating is beneficial to our well being. It makes us feel better, look better, be more productive and energetic and possibly help us live longer. Those are all dandy things, but sometimes that plate of nachos just looks waaaaaay too delicious to pass up.

So what's an eater to do?

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  1. Ashley

    I think all (or most) of the above are helpful in creating better eating habits. When I go to the grocery store, I refrain from buying processed foods and strive to find replacement versions of many of my guilty pleasures. In addition, I buy organic (when possible and reasonable and ALWAYS buy organic eggs and milk) and try to incorporate as many fruits and vegetables into my meals as possible. I don't eat much meat (personal preference) but when I do, I try to find lean, and ideally organic meats when possible. I steer clear from fast food and try to plan my meals for the week so I don't get sidetracked by tempting empty-calorie foods.

    Overall, healthy eating is a lifestyle choice. There are many delicious recipes and products available to consumers. It is up to us to make healthy choices when eating and serving meals to our families. Being smart about what you eat and how much you eat as well as incorporating an exercise routine into your daily life will help to create a longer life for yourself and a much more energized one at that!

    September 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  2. Caroline

    I'm buying products without high fructose corn syrup (FYI it's now being listed as corn sugar) and basically stopped eating crap.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm |
  3. Evil Grin

    I think it's misleading to put "I don't eat animal products" in the same category as "I control portions." Not eating meat or dairy does not make you an automatically healthier person, while controlling portion sizes is basically an automatic step forward. Some of those options are good to do all the way around, some seem to just be thrown in as assumed healthy options. Or maybe those options were added solely to incite debate.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
    • Ashley

      I completely agree. I was an unhealthy vegetarian for many years. Being an unhealthy vegan is also possible. Cutting out meat or dairy will NOT automatically make you a healthier person. It's all about being knowledgeable about what you put into your body and making smart choices.

      September 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  4. squiddlydoo

    It seems like there should be an "all of the above" option!

    September 30, 2010 at 11:54 am |
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