A good food plan contains selections from all of the food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy) to provide a healthy array of vitamins, minerals, fiber, enzymes, and lipids (fats). Rather than eating one or two large meals each day, enjoy 3 smaller selections and 2 well chosen snacks that have nutritional benefit. Going forward, a new slogan may well become, "Color my plate with loads of veggies and fruit!"
Remember to not skip meals. This all pervasive practice slows down the body’s metabolism, attempting to conserve calories during a period where limited fats and fuel are available. Interesting enough, eating increases the metabolism. Of course, one must exhibit mindfulness and discipline.
When desiring to lose weight, neither deprivation nor unrestrained choices are the answer. Break free to enjoy your favorite menus with, perhaps, smaller servings. For example, replace a second serving of meat with a larger or second serving of colorful vegetables.
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