10 Simple Steps to Good Health

Eat food that’s Rich in Nutrients: Your body typically needs as many as 40 nutrients to ensure it is in good health. Make sure you pack your diet with plenty of different food that ensures you a supply of nutrients. Make sure to include bread and other whole-grain products; fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and meat, poultry, fish and other protein foods.

Enjoy proper servings: You need to ensure that your diet has enough of these foods in supply. Make sure to have 6-11 servings from the bread, rice, cereal and pasta group, 3 of which should be whole grains; 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables in your whole day of meals.


Maintain a healthy weight: Always make sure you are in your proper weight range. Do not stray into obesity, since excess body fat increases your chances for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some types of cancer and other illnesses. But being too thin can increase your risk for osteoporosis, menstrual irregularities and other health problems.


Eat moderate portion: Never compromise on eating. Eat everything you like, but do not pile up food on your plate. Moderation is the ideal.


Eat regular meals: Never make the mistake of skipping meals, and never overeat. Snacking between meals is not advisable, but if you must, make sure it’s a healthy snack- a fruit, a stick of lettuce, the like.


Reduce, don’t eliminate certain foods: Don’t make the mistake of cutting out fatty food altogether. Moderation, even for oily food is a preferred path.


Balance your food choices: There is no such thing as the perfect diet. It is a good thing to combine different foods to ensure that you’re getting your supply of nutrients. 


Know your diet mistakes: Keeping a diet-diary is a good idea. This will help you ensure that your food habits are healthy, and you will also be able to make healthy substitutes.


Follow your OWN diet: A diet that’s good for someone else need not be ideal for you. Make sure you chart out your OWN dietary plan, and ensure that you follow it.


Food is not your enemy: No food is bad, and eating is not going to cause you harm. It is inherently necessary for your own well being, so never compromise on eating!


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So what are your steps to good health?

  • binge once in a while- the important thing here is ‘once in a’ while not ‘binge’. I forget sometimes 😛

    And more seriously know your good (average) weight and keep a weighing scale around.

  • lol.. once in a while in my dictionary is once in every 2 days 😛 kirthi is very particular about what she eats.. i try and control myself but i only try.. 😛 i never succeed.. although i make it a point to have early dinner..and i do eat a lot of fruits and veggies.. and thank you for the weighing scale tip.. atleast then ill keep a check on what i eat..

  • nice one kirthi 🙂

  • wel written kirthi!!!

  • very nicely written post,, 🙂 good work!

  • Kirthi

    Thanks so much, you guys! I was wondering if it would come across as too preachy, but seeing your kind words I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out! 😉