A healthy lifestyle requires a sustainable, responsible approach to eating that makes allowances for your needs, preferences and even celebrations.
The American Academy of Family Physicians advises:
- Find a balance in the foods that you enjoy and the foods you need to eat for nutritional value.
- Eat a wide variety of foods from all five food groups.
- Watch your portion sizes. Remember that you want to feel comfortable, not full, when you’re finished eating.
- When you choose an edible treat with less nutritional value, enjoy it in moderation.