(Closed) What healthy eating habits do you have?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We lowered our red meat intake, and subsequently expanded our dinner menu to include more veggie options.

Post # 4
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I think my most healthy habits is to drink water, only water!

Really, no sodas or juices whatsoever, not even alchool (but I understand some people can let this out). But give up the sugary drinks, it makes all the difference, to you final calorie count and your skin 😛

Post # 5
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I made up a recent rule for myself, no alcohol on Monday-Thursday.  I try to not eat dessert those nights either.


Other than coffee in the AM and the occasional wine or mixed drink on weekends, I only have water (no juice, pop, etc).


I try to avoid anything processed – no rice-a-roni, mac and cheese, crackers, cereal, etc.


I avoid heavy pasta or potato dinners.  Always have veggies either in the dish or on the side.  I make a good spaghetti bolganese sauce that has 7 different vegetables. 


Snacks are whole foods – like fruit, veggies, nuts, eggs.  Nothing that is in a 100 calorie pack – those brownies, cookies, etc are all crap!  (100 calorie guacamole would be ok, but just put it in a little tupperware!)




Post # 6
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m pretty healthy to start with, but I’ve boosted my healthy eating since getting engaged… On a typical day:

– I start the day wuth a cup of hot water with 1/4 lemon squeezed in it

– I follow with a piece of fruit

– I have corn cakes (similar to rice cakes but thinner) with cottage cheese

– then if I’m hungry mid-day, I have some raw veggies (cherry tomatoes, peppers, carrots are usually my go-to)

– for lunch I have tinned tuna or a breast of chicken with brown rice and veggies

– mid-afternoon I have a yogurt or a piece of fruit, a few nuts or corn cakes with almond butter

– I try to have a healthy dinner every night, but sometimes I’ll just have a tin of baked beans on wheat- and gluten-free bread

– and most important, I drinks tons of water, grea tea, and erm… coffee. And I have a square of dark chocolate every day.

Post # 7
2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@candy11:  I rarely eat red meat, have at least one serving of fish per week, have at least one serving of fruit a day (an apple, banana, or grapes) don’t really eat carbs unless they’re whole wheat or brown rice, and eat a serving if steamed vegetables with each dinner. I also only drink water or skim milk (no juice or soda). I stick to this during the week and allow myself to splurge on weekends.


The one habit I’m trying to break is skipping breakfast. I started eating yogurt in the mornings. I don’t know why, but I just hate eating first thing in the morning.


Post # 8
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

not going out for lunch and bringing lunch to work every single day. I count my calories on the weekdays and just make reasonable choices on the weekends.

Post # 10
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I measure out potions according to serving size. I had no idea how much I was eating before and it was a lot!

I also only drink water and rarely if ever eat processed food (I’m allergic to gluten anyway)…I think this is the reason why I have amazing skin too 🙂

Post # 11
192 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t drink anything with sugar. I drink my coffee and tea unsweetened. On occasion I’ll have diet coke or sugar-free drinks, but I prefer to also limit artificial sweeteners.

I try to limit grains whether whole wheat or white. They both spike my blood sugar. I have to watch carbs in general. I also notice more bloat and hunger if I eat more carbs.

I don’t eat much meat. I don’t believe it’s unhealthy, it’s just a personal preference.

I avoid low-fat products and try to stick with natural, good fats like olive oil, real butter, coconut oil, full fat greek yogurt. 

I try to limit processed foods as much as possible, but as a broke college student, I’ve been eating more processed foods than I’d like to admit.

I like to make green smoothies with spinach and a bit of fruit or berry smoothies with coconut milk, a spoonful of flax seed and greek yogurt for the protein.

Post # 12
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@candy11:  like some PPs, I only ever drink water. That’s it, nothing else. Once a month or less, I may have 1-2 alcoholic drinks if I’m out. I try to eat smaller portions consistently and not snack on junk food. If I’m hungry and it’s not meal time yet, I’ll cut up an apple or sweet pepper. But really, lots and lots of water, I’m constantly drinking the stuff. 

Post # 13
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I also never eat red meat, hate the stuff. 

Post # 14
46 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m vegan. I eat lots of fruits and veggies and only whole grains. I only drink water (and try to drink lots of it) and unsweetened tea, aside from a cup of coffee 2-3 days a week. I try to avoid processed foods as much as possible. when I first switched to a vegan diet, I still ate some processed foods but I feel much better without them. 

Post # 15
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I only drink water, no sweets or red meat, only chicken/fish with veggies, fruits, whole grain

Post # 16
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Here’s what I do!

-No soda (never drank it much to begin with)

-Mostly water, the occasional juice, and – ok, I admit it – booze!

-Limited red meat – I substitute lean turkey products for a lot of things. I do have a nice big burger once in a while, but mostly just lots of poultry and fish.

-Fresh salads (at home) several times a week. I’m obsessed with Bolthouse Farms’ yogurt-based dressings – super low in calories, fat, sugar, and sodium even, but sooo creamy and flavorful! (I swear I don’t work for them!)

-Smaller portions

-Don’t deny yourself something if you’re craving it! It’s all about moderation

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