(HealthDay News) -- Taking steps to eat a healthier, more balanced diet should be a gradual lifestyle change and shouldn't be too difficult.
The American Heart Association suggests:
Do not attempt to change all of your eating habits in one day. By setting smaller goals, such as eating more vegetables and fruit, you are more likely to be successful.
Cook more often at home and eat out less.
When you do dine out, select vegetarian or fish entrees over fried and fatty foods.
Be wary of fad diets.
Drink plenty of water. Limit consumption of soft drinks and alcohol.
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