For better health and weight management, four simple steps can help you stick with a more nutritious eating plan.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises:
- Eat foods lower in fat, such as lean meats and foods that aren’t fried. Avoid unhealthy oils and butter, as well as full-fat dairy.
- Make healthier drink choices, selecting those lower in sugar and calories. Opt for water, skim milk or an occasional glass of 100 percent fruit juice.
- Avoid foods high in sugar, such as desserts. Instead, have unsweetened fruit or cereal.
- Watch your salt. Season food with herbs instead of salt, and monitor labels on packaged foods to check for sodium content.