In order to promote healthy digestion, you should definitely make sure that you have plenty of fiber in your diet. Eating fiber helps push everything through without certain things blocking you or getting you backed up. You don’t want to experience indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn and other conditions when you’re trying to exercise and lose weight.
First of all, you want to get what you eat under control and not by depriving yourself of food. This can actually do more harm than good because your body’s natural response will be to slow down your metabolism. Some of the best eating habits you can adopt are to eat a healthy breakfast, which initially revs up your metabolism, and to eat several small meals throughout the day rather than two or three larger ones. This generally cuts down on the total calories consumed, and it keeps your energy level and metabolic rate up.
Make yourself acquainted with all your class professors when the term begins. You need to know the locations of their offices and how to contact them. You must develop good relationships with your professors so that you will feel comfortable talking with them if you need help or an exception on a due date.
Christmas is not a time for slacking off! Try to keep up with your routine as much as possible and don’t forget that there are a variety of ways you can exercise over the Christmas break. Take the family out for a nice long walk, build a snowman (if you are lucky enough to have a white Christmas) or join the kids on their new bikes. You may not be using your fitness equipment as much with a house full of friends and family, but you can still remain active rather than slouching in front of the TV with the chocolates.
Next, eating breakfast is a great way to get much of the fiber you need for the day. Choose cereals with at least 4 g of fiber per serving. My favorite cereal is rolled oats with a little brown sugar blend and fat-free butter spray. Also, fruit is full of fiber. Start your day with an orange or an apple.
Physiologically, kids are growing and therefore need a high level of nutrients to support this growth, without it growth slows down and susceptibility to illness increases. Children who skip breakfast have an even longer wait to get necessary nutrients.
Next, try to plan out lunches which are low on carbs and fats, and high in proteins and vitamin c. You could have rice with curry, whole grain pasta, a pie or frittata, or any other healthy permutation. Think about what you like – and try to create your ideal meal without too many fats in it. Try not to make dessert a daily habit – replace sugary foods with fruits or green tea. Repeat this process for dinner.