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  • How to develop healthy eating habits?

  • Good health is just a matter of taking a new approach to eating and making simple changes.

  • You will need: cooking facilities, a shopping list,

  • healthy foods, breakfast, healthy snacks, and water.

  • Optional: books and internet access.

  • Step 1. Cook and prepare your own meals as often as you can.

  • This will help you avoid eating processed and fast foods, which are higher in sodium and fat.

  • Healthy, low-fat recipes and guidance are available in bookstores and on the internet.

  • Step 2. Plan healthy meals and make a shopping list.

  • Fill your cart with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods, and lean meats.

  • Step 3. Read nutrition labels. Pay attention to saturated fat, sodium, and sugar.

  • The higher their numbers, the unhealthier they are.

  • Step 4. Eat breakfast every day.

  • Breakfast helps to rev up your metabolism.

  • Make it a habit to eat something within the first hour after you wake up.

  • Step 5. Try to eat small meals every three to four hours.

  • Aim for three small, balanced meals and two snacks.

  • Step 6. Drink plenty of water every day.

  • Water hydrates the body and aids the digestive system. And it's calorie-free!

  • Step 7. Feel the difference in your body - more energy and stamina - as well as sharper thinking as you feed your body healthy foods.

  • Did you know a study found that more than 16 percent of U.S. children and teens are obese?

How to develop healthy eating habits?

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