Eat to Lose Weight

By: Ali Gorman, R.N.
By: Ali Gorman, R.N.

If you plan on losing weight, you must first plan on how you will change your diet. There are hundreds of different eating and diet plans out there to choose from so here are some tips to help you choose one:

  • an eating plan should be balanced and include all four food groups
  • you should be eating enough calories throughout the day so you do not feel hungry
  • it should recommend exercise

Experts say stay away from anything too extreme as you probably won't stick to it if it involves too much change. You should make small, gradual changes to your diet including adding more fruits and vegetables. About 15-20 percent of your daily calories should be from protein. You should avoid unhealthy fats like the ones found in processed foods. Eat health, monounsaturated fats like those found in nuts and olive oil.


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