April 14, 2012

Spring Nutrition Tips

Filed under: By Tamra Rosenfeld — Administrator @ 8:58 pm

Tamra Rosenfeld Tamra Rosenfeld

Spring is here. There are only 2 months left to lose some weight before summer. Here are some tips to help manage weight and stay healthy:

  • Have a balanced diet; try following the MyPlate guidelines to incorporate all of the food groups.
  • Focus on fruit and vegetables first. Fruit and vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber, and high in water. They are also packed with antioxidants that can reduce disease risk.
  • Choose whole grains instead of refined grains. Examples of whole grains are 100% whole grain breads, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and whole grain cereals. Limit added sugars in these items.
  • Limit meat. The amount of meat to eat daily ranges from 4-8 oz. That is equivalent the size of 1-2 ½ decks of cards.
  • Set scheduled meal and snack times. Eat something every 3 hours to boost metabolism and prevent overeating at the next meal.
  • Eat breakfast daily as early as possible. This will help boost your metabolism.
  • Drink 8-12 cups of water daily.
  • Limit foods that will not fill you up such as 100 calorie snack packs or foods with added sugar.
  • Avoid after dinner snacks. When you are finished with dinner try brushing your teeth so you won’t be as tempted to eat again.
  • Exercise most days of the week. Try making exercise fun – take a class, play a sport you enjoy, or dance.

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