By 邹 怡（小学部）
With the development of economy, health increasingly becomes an important issue of their life. Diet is firstly essential part to keep one’s health. In order to own a healthy body, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. A healthy eating plan that helps you manage your weight includes a variety of foods you may not have considered.
Taking a plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits can make your body become healthy because they contain rich vitamins, which is vitally important for your health. The fresh fruit doesn’t mean just apples and bananas. You can try other fresh fruits in season, and eat as much as possible in your daily life.
Having some Calcium-rich foods is also an important complement of you daily life. You may automatically think of a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk when someone says "Eat more dairy products." But what about low-fat and fat-free yogurts without added sugars? These come in a wide variety of flavors and can be a great dessert substitute for those with a sweet tooth.
Somebody will ask “Do I have to give up my favorite comfort food?” No! Healthy eating is all about balance. You can enjoy your favorite foods even if they are high in calories, fat or added sugars. The key is eating them only once in a while, and balancing them out with healthier foods and more physical activity. Here are some general tips for comfort foods.
Eat them less often. If you normally eat these foods every day, cut back to once a week or once a month. You'll be cutting your calories because you're not having the food as often.
Eat smaller amounts. If your favorite higher-calorie food is a chocolate bar, have a smaller size or only half a bar.
Try a lower-calorie version. Use lower-calorie ingredients or prepare food differently. For example, if your recipe uses whole milk, butter, and full-fat cheese, try remaking it with non-fat milk, less butter, light cream cheese, fresh spinach and tomatoes. Just remember to not increase your portion size.