4. SERVE UP VEGGIES FOR DINNER EVERY DAY
Vegetables are some of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. In fact, people who eat the most of them have the lowest rates of chronic diseases, according to the registry. 65% of the survey’s responders ate vegetables at dinner every night. You should be trying to get at least 2 ½ cups of a variety of vegetables each day.
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5. DON'T DIET
People who are able to maintain their weight do not diet. 74% of the people involved in the survey say they never, or rarely, diet to lose weight. They don’t diet because diets don’t work. Find a balance that works for your body. Losing, and maintaining, weight is a lifestyle and not a quick fix.
6. CHOOSE CHICKEN
61% of people responding to the survey said they choose chicken as their go-to meat. This is a reasonable choice when you consider that a 4 ounce serving of chicken contains only 124 calories, 26 grams of protein, and is versatile enough to be added to soups, salads, and stir-fries. Chicken is a smart lean protein choice. 7. Snack smart Fruit and/or nuts was the favourite snack of 65% of weight maintainers. Bananas and nuts like pistachios, that contain lots of protein and healthy fats, were top of the list.
Do you have any of these habits in place? What would it take for you to adopt all 7 habits?