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What is healthy eating? Healthy foods are typically found on the outer rim of your grocery store; whole foods are the most nutritious and receive little processing (adding preservatives).
Try to eat as much of these as possible:
Meat, Fish, Poultry
You should limit your diet of processed foods- anything in a box, container, or fast food. Filled with saturated fat, hydrogenated oils, trans fat, sodium, sugar, and bad carbs; these foods cause weight gain, metabolic changes, and provide little nutrient value.
When reading food labels, these are five important things to look for:
1. Calories per serving-you need to calculate approximately how many servings you are ingesting. So if there are 200kcal’s per serving but you eat 3 servings, that’s 600 kcal. You must multiply the calories by the serving amount you are eating.
2. Fat total-how many grams of fat? 10g would equal 90kcal. If the total kcal per serving is 100 kcal, that’s not good! Try to stick to under 25%.
3. Trans fat-you want 0, period.
4. Sodium-Total recommended daily allowance is 2400 mg. If the label has 800mg of sodium and you eat 3 servings, you have met the daily R.D.A. Try to find foods low in sodium.
5. Fiber-How many grams of fiber? Any? Hopefully yes. Try and eat as much high fiber food as possible. For women-25+grams; for men, 35+ grams daily. Whole grains, fruit, beans, nuts, and vegetables are good sources of fiber.
Stay away from high fructose corn syrup and highly processed foods. Whole, organic, fresh, and lean are key words to remember.