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Easy Transitions to Healthier Eating

Posted: 01/16/2012 12:23 pm

With a full year ahead of us, now is the perfect time to reset yourself when it comes to food and start making simple changes to our eating habits to make healthy eating less of a "resolution," a "sacrifice" or a "burden," and more of an easy, ingrained, natural part of everyday life.

Here, I discuss some uncomplicated ways to make those tiny adjustments to our food decisions that can stave off weight gain, make us feel more satisfied, thrill our taste buds and keep us healthier, for longer.

Don't Shy Away From Ordering Off-Menu
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There's nothing wrong with asking your waiter to switch an accompaniment or two from your entrée or give you a side of some spinach or asparagus to go along with your eggs in your breakfast order. Most chefs are very accommodating and wouldn't mind using a small amount of ingredients sitting around in the kitchen to make you a happier, healthier customer.

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Pooja Mottl, a Green, Whole Food Chef and Healthy Lifestyle Coach, focuses on sustainable eating. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. You can find all her latest recipes and other healthy living tips and tools at Pooja's Way

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