One of the smartest choices you can make, is to improve your diet. It does require, however, some work on your part. One of the toughest things to do, after you make this life altering decision, is to figure out how you can improve your diet.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding it is especially important to have a nutritious diet. Pregnant women require a lot of protein in their diets, which can be difficult if they are experiencing morning sickness and have a lowered appetite. Make your morning shake with some egg whites blended in! Each egg white has three grams of protein and no fat, so they are a great way to get protein while pregnant. Always make sure to check with your physician before doing this, and only consume pasturized eggs. This can help you to avoid potentially harming your fetus.
For better health, bring your own lunch to school or work. If you bring your own meal and snacks, you will be less tempted by fast food and other unhealthy options. Just spend a few minutes in the kitchen, and you can create several meal options.
Trans fats, often found in processed food, are extremely bad for you. Trans fat has been shown to elevate your risk of heart disease. Trans fats makes the amount of HDL (good cholesterol) in your body decrease and increases LDL (bad cholesterol).
Your intake of B-12 needs to be adequate. Vegetarians and seniors are often deficient in this important vitamin. People who have anemia also can be at risk. B-12 supplements can be purchased, but there are also breakfast cereals fortified with this important nutrient as well.
Try using descriptive words regarding its texture and looks, and avoid what it tastes like to start with. The description of the texture may be enough on its own to get them interested in tasting it.
To see real results from your dieting, you need to put enough time and effort into it. Losing weight takes time, so don’t set unrealistic goals, or you will be setting yourself up for failure. Keep this advice in mind and you are making progress toward meeting your goals.