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  Nutrition

Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. Saturated fats are usually fats that come from animals. Look for trans-fat on the labels of processed foods, margarines, and shortenings.

Healthy eating is not hard. The key is to:

 

 

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  Getting Started

 

Easy Healthy Eating

You REALLY are what you eat!

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  B.I.S. – Behavioral Intervention Strategy

Monitor your Nutrition

COUNTING CALORIES

Make a personal commitment to determine your recommended daily calorie intake. Then track the calories you actually eat and burn.

FOOD DIARY

Tracking the foods you eat during the day is a proven method to promote and maintain weight loss. Tracking is simple and can help you understand your eating habits and any target problem.

LIFESTYLE

With the new demands of your program, it is easier to snack on junk food or get fast food. Promote good nutrition by planning ahead and prepping your week’s meals on weekends. This will save you time and money.

 

SUGAR SUBS

A majority of the sugar substitutes are many times sweeter than sugar. Therefore, it takes a smaller amount to provide the same level of sweetness. Some sugar substitutes are low in calories, while others have no calories.

VARIETY

When it comes to fruits and vegetable, nature has a way highlighting the nutrients in foods: different nutrients cause the foods to be different colors. Simply look at the colors on your plate to see if you are getting a variety of nutrients.

 
 

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