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5 Healthy Habits Every Woman Should Know

By Michelle King Robson Expert HERWriter
 
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Are you a procrastinator? I know I am! People are creatures of habit. So once we get into a pattern, it’s easier to keep doing the same thing than it is to make a change for the better.

For example, I want to be healthy. But when bad habits take hold, it’s always easier to stay on a non-healthy path than to get myself back on track. That’s why I came up with this list of healthy habits that I try to live by to help improve my health. I think they’ll work for you, too!

1. Pay attention to your body

I believe your body starts to react to the first bite of any food you put in your mouth. You may decide you like it, or you may immediately notice that it’s too salty. More significant reactions often don’t show up until later. For example, you may feel bloated or feel full faster than normal. You might also have swelling in your hands or get indigestion.

All those symptoms can be tied to what you eat. So if you notice that you are reacting to something, pay more attention to what you are putting into your body. That will help you figure out what doesn’t agree with you so you can decide what you need to leave out of your diet to help yourself feel healthier.

My good friend JJ Virgin has some great materials to help you figure out what foods your body reacts to, plus she has quick meal tips on her website at jjvirgin.com.

2. No processed foods
My rule is that if the ingredients in any food sound like they belong in jet fuel instead of in your body, don’t eat it! That may sound silly until you actually look at the ingredient list on many processed foods.

I believe any nutritionist will tell you that whole or pure foods are better for your body than processed foods. I’m talking about fruits, vegetables, whole grains and even full fat dairy products. You’ll never find skim or even 2% milk in my refrigerator. I use half and half in my coffee and real butter on my bread. When I’m cooking I use olive oil.

I believe these are the same, pure forms of food that helped our grandparents live longer and still help Europeans stay slim and healthy.

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Hi!
Your Diet control plan is very nice and easy also.I think if you will try for Green tea rather than Coffee,it's better for health.2-4 cups of green tea makes us healthy and fit.Green tea also contains anti oxidants,which is very essential for teeth.There are Black tea,Oolong tea etc are also available,which is very good for health and prevents some health diseases.We should make habit of tea.

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