Tips for healthful eating
Try eating vegetarian one day each week. Learn more at meatless monday.com
Experiment once a week with a protein that's from plants rather than from animals, such as tofu, seitan, lentils or beans. And with one new whole grain, such as brown rice, quinoa or whole-wheat pasta. As you find options you like, try to cut down on animal products.
Add more fruit and vegetables to your diet and enjoy more of them raw. Also make raw salads and fruit servings a first course so that the desire for proteins and fat in entrees will decrease.
Cut as much refined white sugar, white flour and white rice from your diet as you can. Be a label reader and watch for these ingredients in products you buy.
Make your fats more healthful ones. Eliminate hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated margarines, and use better fats, such as olive oil or canola oil. And even better yet, get more of your fat from whole, unprocessed foods, such as raw nuts, raw seeds and avocados.