Mind, Body & Spirit Diet Guidelines

By EatingWell Editors

Keep your energy levels up by following these guidelines from the nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Don’t skip meals

Because of our fast-paced busy lives, we often don’t find time to eat regular meals. But this catches up with us in several ways. Do you hit a wall around 3:00 in the afternoon and then remember that you’d skipped lunch? Try to make a habit of eating every four to five hours. This will provide your body with a constant source of fuel and will help prevent those hunger pangs that leave you feeling tired, cranky and ready to gobble down anything in sight. By eating regular meals you’re also less likely to make poor food choices that leave you feeling crummy afterwards.

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