Nutrition Tips

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>No More Fast Food – Make time to shop for the week and plan your healthy meals.
Buy Fresh Food – Buy fresh fruit and vegetables and lean meats such as chicken, and turkey and fresh fish. Canned or processed foods are high in sodium.
Read Labels – Read the labels on food and know the difference between good and bad fats and carbs.
Whole Grains are Better – Switch to 100% whole grain rice, bread and pasta. Whole grains have less sugar and starch and are not processed.
Drink Plenty of Water – You should drink 64 ounces or more of water a day. Stay away from sodas and sweet tea. You can loose up to 20 pounds in one year by completely cutting out sodas.
Know Your Daily Intake Values – Stay under 1,500 calories, 35-40 grams of fat, 150 grams of carbs and 2,500 milligrams of sodium a day. One teaspoon of salt is about 1,000 milligrams of sodium.
Watch Frozen Meals – Pre-prepared and frozen meals are usually high in sodium.
Eat Breakfast – Breakfast is the most important meal. It helps start your metabolism to get you through the day.
Portion Control – Eat small portion meals and have healthy snacks throughout the day. Eat slowly and put down the fork and rest. Drink water before and during your meals.
Eat 6 – 8 Servings of Fruit and Vegetables – Fruits and vegetables make good snacks throughout the day.
Eat 3 Servings of Protein – 3 servings of protein a day helps build lean muscle mass and increases your metabolism.

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