Love Yourself Enough to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy living in simple terms refer to a well-balanced lifestyle, in terms of both physical and mental health. In many instances, physical and mental health are closely linked, so that a change (favorable or unfavorable) in one directly affects the other. Here are some simple yet useful tips about living a healthy lifestyle.

  • Eat three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Never skip a meal. It is important to remember that dinner does not have to be the largest meal.
  • The bulk of food consumption should consist of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products. This is keep you healthy as well as energetic throughout the day.
  • Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts (with emphasis on beans and nuts).
  • Control portion sizes; eat the smallest portion that can satisfy hunger and then stop eating.
  • Avoid sodas and sugar-enhanced drinks because of the excessive calories in the sodas and sugar drinks; diet drinks may not be a good choice as they make some people hungrier and increase food consumption.
  • Avoid eating a large meal before sleeping.
  • If a person is angry or depressed, eating will not solve these situations and may make the underlying problems worse.
  • Avoid rewarding children with sugary snacks; such a pattern may become a lifelong habit for people.
  • A vegetarian lifestyle has been promoted for a healthy lifestyle and weight loss; vegetarians should check with their physicians to be sure they are getting enough vitamins, minerals, and iron in their food.
  • Avoid eating raw or under-cooked meats of any type.


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