Tips for Healthy Eating


Food choices

  • Eat colorful fruits and vegetables that have high amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
  • Drink lots of water to remain hydrated and so that you don’t mistake thirst for hunger
  • Eat healthy carbs including whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables
  • Eat healthy fats (from plant oils, avocados, nuts, and fish) and not saturated fat (found in red meat, whole milk dairy products) or transfat (found in vegetable shortenings, cookies, snack foods, fried foods, baked goods, and other processed foods made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.)
  •  Limit sugar, which causes weight problems and energy peaks and dips, and salt, which causes high blood pressure and other health problems 


  • Don’t ban certain foods or food groups. If you do, it is natural to want those foods more, and then feel like a failure if you give in to temptation.
  • Portion sizes can be large, especially in restaurants. Order an appetizer instead of an entrée or share a meal with a friend.

Develop healthy eating patterns

  • Chew your food slowly and enjoy it
  • Listen to your body and see if you really feel hungry. It takes your body some time to register cues for fullness so stop eating before you are full.
  • Eat breakfast and small meals throughout the day
  • Eating with other people can help you be aware of how much you eat



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