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Steps to Healthier Eating

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If people want to eat healthier they need to think they can. This is what Cornell University food researchers say.

First, make healthy food as easy to eat as possible. Cut up an apple and make it as simple to eat as a bag of chips.

Second, try food prepping! Cook the night before to avoid eating out. Research shows restaurant portions are 250 times larger than normal portions, and this means more calories.

Next, make your food look attractive. People who used a colored plate instead of a white plate ate about 18 percent less.

Also, try installing healthy eating apps like “Subsitutions” and “Fooducate” on your smart phones to help keep track of calories and ingredients.

Finally, put healthier food toward the front of your fridge and clean off your counter tops. Those who leave cereal boxes on the counter tend to be 21 pounds heavier than those who don’t.

Researchers also say chewing gum while grocery shopping helps people buy 20 percent less junk food.

Contributors to this news report include: Amber Sumpter, News Assistant; Katie Coronado, Writer; Jamie Koczan, Editor and Videographer.



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