Healthy Eating and Weight Loss

  • Eat a variety of foods; choosing more fruits, vegetables and whole grains
  • Choose foods low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol
  • Drink at least 8 cups of water per day
  • Consume sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol in moderation
  • Avoid fad diets

Make wise food choices as suggested below: 

Milk: 2-3 servings/day

One serving is: 1 cup low fat milk or 1 oz. low fat cheese

Meat: 2 servings/day

One serving is: 3 oz. lean meat, poultry or fish

Vegetables: 3-5 servings/day

One serving is: ½ cup cooked or 1 cup raw vegetables

Fruit: 2-4 servings/day

One serving is: 1 piece fruit or ½ cup juice or canned fruit

Bread/Grain: 6-11 servings/day

One serving is: 1 slice bread or ½ cup cereal




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