Monday, January 10, 2011

Healthy Eating Tips (continued)

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11. Avoid hot food.
Allow your food to cool first. Extremely hot food makes the stomach weak, and may cause cancer.

12. Don't eat fruits or drink fruit juice immediately before, after or with a meal.
This causes the food to ferment in the stomach,  causing the stomach to bloat. Take fruits an hour before a meal or 1 - 2 hours after a meal.

13. Don't be unhappy with the food.
Don't condemn the food you are about to eat. If the food is obviously bad for you, don't eat it. Avoid eating while accompanied by bad feelings. If you like it, eat it and praise the fodder and the cook. If you don't like it, leave the food and say nothing.

14. Quit emotional eating.
Eat because you're hungry, not because you're upset. Emotional eating disturbs normal digestive functioning. Whenever a craving strikes, take a brisk walk in the fresh air for 15-20 minutes. Drink tea to soothe emotional hunger. If you're still hungry, that means you really need food.