How Can I Change My Eating Habits?

It is extremely easy to get to a point where you become complacent with your eating habits. Whether it is grabbing fast food on the way home from work or visiting your local coffee shop every morning for a high-calorie coffee beverage, it can be easy to fall into poor eating habits.

However, those poor eating habits can definitely take a toll on your overall health. Therefore, our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City wants you to start taking steps to improve your eating habits sooner rather than later.

What’s Wrong With Fast Food?

Well, while everything is OK in moderation when it comes to your diet, fast food isn’t something you should be eating on a regular basis.

Stopping in for your favorite burger or chicken nuggets on a regular basis, along with a soda and fries, can wreak havoc on your health.

Effects of Fast Food on Health

  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Poor dental health
  • Headache
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Insulin resistance
  • Weight gain
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

How Can I Start Changing My Eating Habits?

Slow and steady wins the race. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard—and drastic changes aren’t necessary.

Simply fill your plate with fruits and veggies, lean proteins, low-fat dairy and whole grains. And limit your consumption of saturated fat, sodium and added sugars.

Benefits of Healthy Eating

  • Controls weight
  • Improves mood
  • Combats diseases
  • Boosts energy
  • Improves longevity

Do you suffer from high cholesterol or diabetes? Visit our AFC Urgent Care Fountain City location today to discuss how a healthy diet can positively affect your overall health.