3 Tricks to Make Your Meals a Bit Healthier

Here are 3 simple tricks that can jump-start your healthy lifestyle.

When you set the table, you have a plate, a bowl, a napkin, a fork, a knife, a spoon and of course a glass, but what and how you use those items is what counts.

There are thousands of tricks and tools to Eat Better and Live Better. Unfortunately, some of them are very complicated and can feel overwhelming.

When you can make a few small changes at a time, it adds up. A few small changes at a time, transitions into a multitude of changes over a longer period of time. These tend to be the long-lasting changes.

1. Use smaller plates.

People are so used to filling up their plates to the fullest. That might not be a terrible thing, but our plates are huge! If you use a smaller plate, your portion size will be a bit more controlled and you will still be satisfied!

2. At least 50% veggies.

The vast majority of people fill up their plates with carbohydrates. To make a shift in that, commit to filling a minimum of half of your plate with vegetables. That way, you will eat nutrient dense foods and will help portion your carbohydrate intake.

3. Drink Water with Dinner.

What you drink with your meal is just as important as the food you eat. Majority of Americans drink soda, lemonade, sweet tea or juice with each meal. If you are an avid soda or juice drinker, commit to only drinking water during dinner.
As simple as these tricks may be, applying them in your everyday life, will make an impact.

4. Apply these tips.

Creating change is the only way to make a difference. That is why our mission at Eat Better Live Better is to prevent, reverse and reduce childhood obesity. It is our mission to make kids, families and communities healthier. So, take your life into your own hands and remember…it is time to Eat Better and Live Better!

If these tips and tricks helped, please share your stories with us to info@EBLB.org.