Basics to Healthy Living

Follow this quick guide to living a healthy and balanced life:

  • Have 1500-1600 calories per day based on physical activity

  • Have 300-500 calories each for breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Have up to 200 calories each for 2 snacks per day

  • Find only 50-100 calories to cut per day if weight loss is the goal

  • Ideal waistline is 32 inches for a woman, and 35 for a man

  • For depression, eat foods or take supplements with omega 3 fatty acids

  • Eat foods with less than 4 grams of saturated fat, and less than 9 grams of sugar, per serving

  • Apples, carrots, and nuts are good snacks

  • Red Pepper and Cinnamon help fight fat

  • Have 1 to 2 cups of your favorite tea every day

  • Walk for 30 minutes per day - Aim for 10,000 steps per day

  • Lift weights for 30 minutes per week

  • Sweat for an hour per week

  • Stretching is important to prevent injury

  • Fidgeting helps burn calories

Did you know that your food cravings may be able to determine your mood?

  • Meat could mean you're angry
  • Sweets might be a sign of depression
  • Ice cream might mean you're anxious
  • Salty snacks could mean you're stressed
  • Pasta might signal loneliness or sexual frustration
  • All of the above might mean you're just a little bit jealous

And finally, avoid these ingredients for a healthier lifestyle:

  • Hydrogenated Oils
  • Sugars
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Enriched Flour
  • Bleached Flour

2 Comments

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      Apr 28, 2010

      Love the posts Joanna!

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      Apr 30, 2010

      Include ginger in your diet.

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