Make Healthy Food Choices
Make healthy food choices to help reach your weight loss goal. There are many weight loss plans from which to choose. But the DPP showed that you can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes by losing weight through a low-fat, reduced calorie eating plan, and by increasing physical activity.
Use these tips on to eat healthy and help you reach your goals:When it comes to eating healthy to lose weight, the three most important steps are:
Take in fewer calories than you burn during the day.
Eat less fat (especially saturated fats and trans fats) than you currently eat.
Saturated fat is found mostly in foods that come from animals like fatty cuts of beef, lamb, pork, poultry with skin, whole and 2% milk, butter, cheese, and lard. It can also be found in palm and coconut oil.Trans fat is found in some of the same foods as saturated fat, such as vegetable shortening and hard or stick margarine. It can also be found in processed foods that are made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, for example, cookies, baked goods, fried foods and salad dressings.
Eat smaller portions of high fat and high calorie foods than you currently eat. Portion sizes are often smaller than we think.