21 Diet Habits

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1. Eat breakfast

2. Have three meals a day

3. Breakfast between 7.00 (7am) and 9.00 (9am)

4. Lunch between 11.00 (11am) and 13.00 (1pm)

5. Dinner between 17.00 (5pm) and 19.00 (7pm)

6. Have three healthy snacks to keep a stable blood sugar

7. Eat vegetarian meals at least three times a week

8. Drink water

9. Only drink 30 minutes after your meal

10. Eat vegetables

11. Eat wholemeal bread

12. Vary your food

13. Bake instead of frying

14. Cut down on coffee and tee – drink water or herbal tee

15. Make a menu for a week

16. Buy a cookbook with vegetarian food

17. Cut down on sugar

18. Use olive oil

19. Buy organic food

20. Avoid processed food

21. Bake your own bread

Extra: I found a fantastic link to an article with easy tips to planning a healthy diet and even more resources.

5 Great Articles About Sleeping Habits

Day 4 - Waking Up © by The Snarky Princess

I have found some great resources from other blogs that I would like to share with you.

1. How to Wake Up Early Totally Alert – by Steve Pavlina

This article demonstrates how important the physiological habits are. Steve Pavlina has experimented a lot with sleeping habits and in this article he stresses the importance of sleep, exercise and a healthy diet. I have been inspired by his article to experiment a bit with my dinner habits. I think I will start eating salads in the evenings and see how it influences my sleep.

2. How to Wake Up Early – by Sleeping Dude

I don’t really know who this guy is but I like the idea of a blog that only writes articles about waking up early. You will find a lot of inspirational reading here.

3. Strategies For a Better Night’s Sleep – Reader’s Digest

These are good and easy tips, although I would question the tip about cookies on the nightstand.

4. 10 Morning Rituals For the Healthy Entrepreneur – by Kavit Haria

These are 10 simple rituals to implement.

5. 10 Benefits of Rising Early, and How to Do It – by Leo Babauta

Leo does it the Zen-way and in this article he not only shows you how to rise early, but he also give you the benefits of rising early.

Good Habit 3: Delicious Diet

diet food © by skampy

A good and healthy diet is vital. Your body needs fuel to work and the quality of that fuel depends on what you eat and drink. You have to make a habit of choosing quality food that will optimise your body. That means you have to find a diet that produce the energy you need to perform both physically and mentally.

For a start I have made a small list of don’ts and dos that you can easily implement after starting today.

Don’t

1. Don’t drink too much coffee. Enjoy a good and well-brewed cup of coffee in the morning and that’s it.

2. Don’t drink too much black tee.

physiological habit diet

Physiological habit - diet © Erik Back 2012

3. Don’t drink alcohol.

4. Avoid white sugar.

5. Avoid white flour.

6. Avoid white salt.

7. Avoid tobacco.

8. Avoid cola and soda water in general.

Do

1. Drink water.

2. Bake your own bread.

3. Eat wholemeal.

4. Eat vegetables.

5. Bake your food instead of frying.

6. Drink herbal tee.

7. Eat vitamins and minerals.

8. Eat five to six meals every day (Three large meals and three small meals).