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Healthy Eating Habits
Healthy Eating Habits - We can learn a lot from the eating habits of people from around the world once you change your mindset, it’s easy to cut fat and calories from your diet. By picking up tips from other cultures, you can learn new ways to enjoy your meals and become a healthier eater overall.
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  • We can learn a lot from the eating habits of people from around the world once you change your mindset, it’s easy to cut fat and calories from your diet. By picking up tips from other cultures, you can learn new ways to enjoy your meals and become a healthier eater overall.


  • Italian: Eat Slowly - The Italians can make a meal last a long time. They have discovered the secret that when you take your time eating, you eat less. Here’s how you can do the same.

  • Watch the Clock: It takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that you are full. Make sure you eat slowly enough to know when you feel full and avoid overeating.

    Eat Your Largest Meal For Lunch: If you can, even if only on weekends, enjoy a leisurely meal early in the afternoon and then just have a light meal in the evening.

    Eat Mindfully: When you eat mindlessly on the run or in front of the TV, you are more likely to eat more than you should. Put aside other distractions during meals.


  • French: Portion Control - If you’ve eaten in a fine French restaurant, you’ve probably noticed that the portions are smaller than in a typical restaurant. That’s because the French know that the best bites are the first bites. After that, the taste and the pleasure of eating start to decrease. Here are some ways you can practice better portion control.

  • Smaller Amounts: Studies show that people feel obliged to eat more if more is on their plate. Make smaller portions at home and try splitting an entree when you go out to eat.

    Smaller Plates: Try serving meals on smaller plates to help keep portion sizes under control.

    Start with Soup or Salad: You won’t need to super-size your portions.


  • Japanese: Vegetables and Seafood - Why do Japanese women have the lowest rates of obesity among modern cultures? The Japanese diet features fruits, vegetables, fish, small portions and quality over quantity. Dairy and bread are rarely included in the diet.

  • Fewer Processed Foods: The Japanese rely much more on fresh seasonal ingredients for their dishes.

    Colorful Fruits and Vegetables: The Japanese concentrate on smaller portions that look beautiful and are as appealing to the eye as to the stomach. They tend to eat more for the experience than to feel full.

    Seafood over Red Meat: When meat is eaten in Japan, it is rarely a main ingredient.


  • Mediterranean: Healthy Fats - The Scandinavian diet includes a lot of heart-healthy coldwater fish. There are about 16 countries around the Mediterranean Sea where forms of this diet are followed. Among the variations, these are the common healthy eating habits you can pick up.

  • Switch to Monounsaturated Fat: Instead of cooking with butter, people in the Mediterranean rely on olive oil, a monounsaturated fat, the healthy type of fat.

    Focus on Fruits and Vegetables: Mediterranean diets include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, plus lots of fish and beans as protein sources.


  • Healthy Eating: The Final CourseThe lessons we can learn from the healthy eating habits of other countries extend to dessert. In many countries, including Mediterranean countries and Japan, a heavy dessert is rarely part of the cuisine. You can cut back on a load of calories and fat by substituting some fresh fruit for ice cream etc.


    Important Note: The articles presented are provided by third party authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of KhanaPakana.com. They should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis. Consult with your physician prior to following any suggestions provided.

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