Fresh Eating

Fresh Eating. 

Build your diet on whole foods–lean protein sources, fresh vegetables and fruits, and small amounts of whole grains and nuts. These foods will meet your nutritional needs without adding a lot of unwanted calories and chemicals. Select and enjoy your favorite whole foods.

Limit choices. Once you know what you like and what works, why reinvent the wheel every day.  Select from 3-4 breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options. It’ll be easier to eat healthier foods, control portions and calories, meet daily goals, and simplify your life.

Strategize. Don’t buy chips, crackers, ice cream, pop or other junk foods. If it’s not in the house or office, you won’t be tempted. Do not rationalize that your kids, spouse or co-workers need them.

Become a master of portions. How much you eat is just as important as what you eat. Read labels, measure, and single-portion pack whenever possible. You’ll be better able to judge portions when measuring tools are not available.

Find healthy restaurant options. Chances are you’ll eat better if you prepare your own meals and you should most of the time. When you do eat out, chose wisely. Healthier options are available at most restaurants. Look up the menu (and calories if available) ahead of time so you’ll have time to plan your order.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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