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Healthy eating habits while stuck at home

Brett Bachtle
Created: April 13, 2020 07:14 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- With less dine out options available and more time at home, it may be a good time to make some healthy changes in your eating habits.

"Nobody overeats in fruits and vegetables. Nobody comes to weight loss programs because they've had too many strawberries or they've had too much broccoli. Maybe they've had too much cheese on their broccoli, but it's not the broccoli," said Mayo Clinic Wellness Executive Chef Jennifer Welper.

Welper said taking your health into your own hands starts at the grocery list. She says it's all about setting yourself up for success by first purchasing the right items.

"Junk food obviously can't be on it. We don't need chips, we don't need candy, we don't need those things. Those are not essential - we're all very aware of what an essential is now. I think it's a big part of creating a healthy environment for yourself and your family," Welper said.

When making healthy choices, accessibility is key.

"Don't go crazy, don't overbuy the produce, maybe buy three to four fruits and vegetables. Have some variety, don't feel like you need to buy the whole grocery store, but make it realistic for you and then eat them," said Welper.

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