2004-07-14 09:16:06 ET
study up on various fad diets, but do not do them. follow the food guide pyramid. learn what real serving sizes are by measuring your food until you get the idea of what the sizes truly are. running is the best form of aerobic exercise. remember that protein is not the staple of any healthy diet. fruits and vegetables come first.
think fresh. it's always better and healthier.
cook more meals... you have control over what goes in them.
look into purchasing a multi vitamin and calcium supplements.
eat less meat and animal products. the saturated fat is horrible for you. look into vegetarian alternatives. learn about ethnic foods and what makes them taste like they do
(like in thai food, what makes the food intersting is the use of spicy versus sweet and salty... mixing peanuts, coconut, mangos, and lychee with all kinds of vegetables and savory meats)
watch the food network for ideas on what things taste good.
buy everything HIGH FIBER. skip white bread and white flour. try to cut sugar down in your diet. whole grains or no grains.
and run. swim. jump. dance. do situps while you watch TV. have fun. : )