Live a healthy life, the wealthy way!

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Most have un­healthy eat­ing habits. As such, they don’t even know how to stay healthy and that makes them to eat lots of junk. Most of these un­healthy foods they eat are ei­ther in fast food joints or ‘mama put’ as it is called.

Our health is some­thing that

people should be of great im­por­tance to us. Hence, it should never be taken for granted. We all need to stay healthy, but the ques­tion is, ‘How’?

WEEKEND is here with the fol­low­ing tips to help you stay fit and healthy.

- As a bev­er­age choice, ask for wa­ter or or­der fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweet­ened tea, or other drinks with­out added sug­ars.

- Ask for whole-wheat bread for sand­wiches.

- In a restau­rant, you can start your meal with a salad packed with veg­gies, to help con­trol hunger and feel sat­is­fied sooner.

- Ask for salad dress­ing to be served on the side. Then use only as much as you want.

- Choose main dishes that in­clude veg­eta­bles, such as French fries (chips), ke­babs, or pasta (spaghetti, mac­a­roni) with tomato sauce.

- You can add steamed, grilled, or broiled dishes in­stead of those that are fried or sautéed.

- Choose a “small” or “medium” por­tion. This in­cludes main dishes, side dishes, and bev­er­ages.

Or­der an item from the menu in­stead head­ing for the “all-you-can-eat” buf­fet.

If main por­tions at a restau­rant are larger than you want, try any of these strate­gies to keep you from overeat­ing:

a) Or­der an ap­pe­tiz­er­sized por­tion or a side dish in­stead of an en­trée.

b) Share a main dish with a friend.

c) If you can chill the ex­tra food right away, take left­overs home

d) When your food is de­liv­ered, set aside or pack half of it to go im­me­di­ately.

e) Re­sign from the “clean your plate club” - when you’ve eaten enough, leave the rest.

f) Then to keep your meal mod­er­ate in calo­ries, fat, and sug­ars:

g) Or­der foods that do not have creamy sauces or gravies

h) Add lit­tle or no but­ter to your food.

i) Choose fruits for dessert most of­ten.

For those who love eat­ing out­side, these should serve as a guide in keep­ing a good and healthy life­style.

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