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What are some general tips when eating healthy for weight loss?

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When eating healthy for weight loss:

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  • Drink nonfat or 1% milk instead of 2% or whole milk.
  • Eat lean meat instead of fatty meat.
  • Eat breads and cereals made with whole grains
  • You don't have to completely avoid all foods that have fat, cholesterol, or sodium. It's your average over a few days, not in a single food or even a single meal, that's important.
  • If you eat a high-calorie food or meal, balance it by eating low-calorie foods the rest of the day or the next day.
  • Check the labels on packaged foods to help you budget fat, cholesterol, and sodium over several days.

From: Healthy Eating for Weight Loss WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Protein and the Athlete -- How Much Do You Need?"

CDC: "Protein," "Saturated Fat."

FDA: “Questions and Answers Regarding Trans Fat."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Protein and the Athlete -- How Much Do You Need?"

CDC: "Protein," "Saturated Fat."

FDA: “Questions and Answers Regarding Trans Fat."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 17, 2019

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