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  • Eat Less, Eat Better

     

    Tips for Eating Better

    • Eat breakfast every morning to give metabolism a boost.
    • Limit portion sizes of food high in calories, such as cookies, cakes, other sweets, french fries, fats, oils and spreads.
    • Have a fruit or vegetable with every meal and snack.
    • Drink skim milk instead of 1 percent, 2 percent and whole milk.
    • Try to decrease the total intake of food by 100 calories a day by skipping the snack time sodas; replacing potato chips with fruit; and leaving off the butter.
    • Drink 64 oz. of water a day.
    • Eat proper portion sizes at home.
    • When eating out, choose small portion sizes, share an entree with a friend or take part of the food home.
    • Eat slowly and pay attention to the body's signs of fullness.
    • Beware of diet schemes and impossible weight loss claims

     

    Portion Control . . . Using Everyday Items to Measure Portions

    Sometimes it's not what we eat that adds calories, but how much we eat.
    See how our portion sizes are growing with our waistlinesAdobe PDF Icon

    The U.S.Department of Agriculture Food Guide Pyramid View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. is a tool to help in controlling portion sizes and acts as an outline for what to eat each day.

    Navigate the Grocery Store Aisle by Aisle

    Take a trip through the grocery store to learn a few tips about making healthier food and drink choices. Eat Smart, Move More has made several videos View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. that take you aisle by aisle in the grocery store with tips that will help decrease your risk for obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

    You can also print and take these pocket-sized shopping tips with you to the grocery store. Remember, Choose Wisely!


    Last Updated: 5-3-2013