Nutritional Information

A healthy lifestyle is the key to looking good, feeling great, and being the best you can be at work and play. A healthy eating plan helps you get the most out of life. Here are some tips:

Be Flexible

  • Develop your personal game plan of good nutrition by making smart choices about what and how much to eat.
  • Realize that all foods fit in a healthy eating plan. One food, one meal, or one day will not make or break your health or waistline.

Be Realistic

  • Give yourself time to develop new habits. It doesn’t happen overnight.
  • Walk rather than run to begin an exercise plan.

Be Sensible

  • Rather than banning certain foods, control portion size, and stop eating when you are full.
  • Pace yourself to savor the flavor. It takes a while for your brain to send the signal to your stomach that you’ve had enough to eat.

Be Adventurous

  • Variety is the spice of life. Expand your range of food choices and explore new tastes.
  • Try imaginative low-fat snacks such as fruit kebabs dipped in low-fat yogurt or air-popped popcorn lightly seasoned with herbs.

Be Active

  • Find a variety of enjoyable activities you can do on a regular basis.
  • Seek out a friend or family member to join you on regular walks, bike rides, in-line skating, or other activities.

Taking Control

  • Aim to get 3 servings a day from the milk group to meet your calcium needs. Calcium in these foods helps to prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis and may help reduce your risk of high blood pressure and certain cancers.
  • Don’t smoke, go easy on alcoholic beverages, and find an outlet for stress, like daily physical activity.

source: www.eatright.org (The American Dietetic Association)