Diet Tips for a Healthy Fall

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Want to stay fit and healthy this fall? Are you ready to clean up your diet? Then you should start today! Fall is the perfect time to try new foods and experiment in the kitchen. The new season brings plenty of fruits and vegetables that you can enjoy without feeling guilty about calories. After all, everyone loves apples, pumpkin, pear, squash, sweet potatoes and other seasonal produce. So, here are some useful tips for a healthy fall:

Clean Up Your Diet

Ditch the sugar and trans fats from your diet. Cut back on processed foods and eat more fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meat, and fish. Stock up on local and seasonal produce, and cook more often. For example, there are hundreds of pumpkin recipes other than pie. How about pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin lasagna, roasted pumpkin with peanut butter?

Snack Smarter

Snacking throughout the day is a good way to control hunger and cravings. Try something new this fall, such as roasted pumpkin seeds, trail mixes, or baked apples. These snacks are healthy, natural, and low in calories. Replace high calorie treats with almonds, dark chocolate, cottage cheese, and Greek yogurt.

Limit Your Sodium Intake

A high sodium diet doesn’t make you fat, but causes fluid retention. As a result, it makes you look bloated and heavy. The best way to reduce sodium is to replace table salt with bay leaves, rosemary, curry, cloves, ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, chili, or sage. These herbs and spices aid in digestion, promote weight loss, and boost immunity.

Avoid Empty Calories

Soda, cookies, pastries, and processed foods contain empty calories, making you fat and sick. If you want to lose pounds and improve your health, eat nutrient-dense foods, such as quinoa, salmon, green leafy vegetables, pomegranates, berries, oats, chia seeds, raw nuts, and lean meat.

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