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Fitness Facts

 
Do’s
  • Do make time for relaxing meals. Look, smell and enjoy the experience of eating.
  • Do make your eating environment comfortable and attractive.
  • Do eat foods you like and prepare them to suit your taste.
  • Do plan dinners with others often. It can be a lot of fun.
  • Do eat breakfast before beginning your day.
  • Do plan your meals if you have a busy schedule. You are more likely to eat well.
  • Do remember that eating well is part of living well.
  • Do learn to cook food properly. It will improve flavor and increase retention of nutrients.
  • Do make certain you relax during meals.
  • Do keep in mind that eating is one of our greatest pleasures. Eating with others can be very intimate and personal.
Don'ts
  • Don’t read or get involved in activities while eating. Savor your food.
  • Don’t stand up while eating.
  • Don’t eat the same foods repeatedly. Variety is usually healthier.
  • Don’t count calories. Focus on enjoying your food and staying healthy.
  • Don’t be a meal skipper.
  • Don’t just eat whatever is handy, that is cheating yourself.
  • Don’t exercise to wear off calories. Let feeling fit be your goal from exercise.
  • Don’t be afraid to fry some foods. Low heat and small amounts of oil make this possible without increasing calories or losing nutrients.
  • Don’t eat alone.
  • Don’t feel guilty about something that is healthy and good.
By Shonna Krecker
Star Trac Education Manager