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Recommendations for Eating Healthier
- Half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid oversized portions of food by using smaller plates and bowls.
- A good visual for portion sizes for each meal: a fistful of protein, a fistful of carbohydrates, and two fistfuls of veggies and/or fruits.
- Make sure a source of fat is present in each meal. A lot of vitamins and minerals rely on fat in order to be absorbed into the body. Fat also helps you feel fuller, longer.
- Unless needed for medical reasons, try not to restrict yourself from food. Our bodies need it for fuel.
- Eat until you are 80% full. With time, food will continue to break down and you will feel more full.
- Plan and prep your meals ahead of time. Pack healthy snacks to avoid vending machines. Try things like non-fat string cheese, yogurt, nuts, fruits, veggies & light dressing or hummus, and whole grains.
- Drink lots of water and avoid sugary drinks.
- Need help? Here are some helpful foods to add to your grocery list!