5 Tips for Balancing Your Plate and Your WeightAuthor: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC May 12, 2012
1. Half fruits and veggies
Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables to accompany each meal. Don't forget to make it colorful: select different kinds of produce in a variety of colors, from apples and cucumbers to sweet potatoes and broccoli.
Tip: Eat fruits and vegetables as a healthy side dish and/or dessert.
2. Whole grains
Choose whole-grains for more nutrients and less additives.
Tip: Instead of refined, white-flour products, eat tastier whole-wheat bread and brown rice.
3. Low-fat or no-fat milk
Switch to skim or 1% milk to lose weight. The lower and no-fat versions contain the same amount of calcium as whole milk, but with less calories and saturated fat.
Tip: For a power breakfast, try low fat or skim milk with a high-fiber cereal packed with vitamins and nutrients.
4. Watch what you eat
Eat smaller portions at home and when dining out.
Tip: You can eat with a smaller dish, order a half-size, split a restaurant meal or take home a "doggie bag" to make sure you don't consume too many calories.
5. Drink your H2O
Stay hydrated (and fuller) by drinking water, which will prevent you from filling up on extra calories.
Tip: Avoid additional calories and sugars by skipping sodas, juices and sports drinks.
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