18 Healthy Eating Tips

author/source: Peg Doyle

Peg Doyle SoupsHere’s what I do pretty much every day.  It works and puts an end to ever dieting and rarely stepping on the scale.  Things seem to stabilize with this formula as long as lifestyle habits stay the same

  1. First thing in the morning I have a glass of water before I have anything else
  2. I eat breakfast. Always.  Almost always at home.
  3. I keep my cabinets stocked with whole grains,  nuts, beans, oils and vinegars, herbs and spices
  4. I keep fresh fruit on the counter
  5. Onions and garlic are on the counter too
  6. Fresh vegetables are in the refrigerator - I buy them a couple of times weekly
  7. My evening meal takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare
  8. I don’t have second helpings
  9. I eat slowly, just like I talk
  10. I keep a water pitcher on my counter as a reminder to drink
  11. I never drink soda but will have a glass of wine or occasional beer
  12. Ice cream, a favorite pleasure, is always a small serving topped with walnuts
  13. I change my food with the seasons - soups and stews in winter, salads and fish in summer
  14. If I follow a recipe it has to be uncomplicated and subject to substitutions that are in the cabinet
  15. I keep small containers (Japanese tea cups) to use for my walnut and raisin snack
  16. Dinner is my last food of the day except for tea
  17. In restaurants I’ll choose an appetizer, ask what vegetables they have (they almost always do but assume you don’t want them unless you ask) ; I’ll take a container home
  18. At a buffet, I’ll look over the whole table before I make my choices

This might seem like a lot at first blush but it’s really very simple.  Now it’s your turn.  Please share what you do to make healthy eating work for you. Slow cooker?  Awesome saute pan?  A special way of organizing? Share your brilliance!

Want some easy recipes?  GO HERE and scroll through for your next easy meal. 

Peg is also running a post-holiday cleanse, beginning on January 4th.  It is designed to put an end to those holiday treats.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Peg DoyleBIO FOR PEG DOYLE:  As a Northeast U.S. author, speaker, and coach, Peg brings her expertise in nutrition, stress management, aging well, and a healthy lifestyle into every client encounter and speaking engagement.

You may want to be well but don't quite know how to get there. Through thoughtful conversation and a series of researched-based action steps, Peg helps each client establish clarity about their health goals and give them the know-how to achieve them. 

"Our clients don't just lose weight.  They have the energy to do the things they might not have been able to do."


As the owner of Wellness and You, Peg specializes in working both with individuals and organizations who have a mutual focus on or interest in lifelong wellness... Objectives are to reduce stress, increase energy and improve health through attention to balanced nutrition and lifestyle. 

She is the author of Food Becomes You - Simple Steps for Lifelong Wellness and writes a blog about how to age well, how to live longer, how to lose weight quickly and how to feel more energized.  She has been a guest on radio shows and wellness blogs. She is a sought after Corporate Wellness Speaker and presents to many women's associations.

Because of her holistic approach to health and wellness, Peg also maintains a bodywork practice based upon the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, all with the objective of restoring balance to the body.