When you eat in restaurants, you’re often faced with a choice between what you want to eat and what you know you should eat. What if you could have both?
Eating healthy doesn’t mean denying yourself the foods you love. It really means making healthy choices most of the time. I love doughnuts, but I also know they’re not very good for me. So, I still eat them, but not all the time.
I “splurge” and have doughnuts for a breakfast “treat” maybe once a month. But, when I do eat them, I limit the number I eat. By cutting each doughnut in half (or even into quarters in some cases), I can taste all the different varieties I like, without over eating. I also make sure I balance them out a bit by fixing some scrambled eggs to eat with the doughnuts. The eggs add some protein to the meal, and help fill me up.
My wife and I both like a good hamburger. But, when we go out for burgers, we try to balance them out with something healthy. One restaurant we enjoy serves great burgers. Instead of us each ordering one, we order a single burger and split it. We also each order a side salad. So, we get to eat healthy while still enjoying the burgers we love.
Think about your own eating patterns. Are their opportunities to increase the “healthy factor” in your favorite meals? Could you add a healthy salad or veggie, rather than French fries or onion rings? Could you still eat the foods you love and be healthy at the same time?
Remember, healthy choices you make each day can transform your family for generations! What choices will you make today?
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