Use this as a guide to eating right and losing weight.
Drop 5 Lbs.
TIP: A healthy diet includes more foods from the base of the pyramid, than from the higher levels. When you were in grade school, you probably studied the old food pyramid, which showed that you needed cereal, bread, rice, and pasta (in other words, carbs) more than other food groups. As new information emerged, the old food pyramid was thrown out and replaced with an improved version.
Experts at the Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition in the U.S. developed an updated “Healthy Eating Pyramid” based on years of scientific research that redefined what it means to eat healthy. It’s not meant to be a rigid road map, but rather a flexible guide for how you should eat to maintain a healthy weight.
FISH, POULTRY, AND EGGS 2 Daily multivitamin
VEGETABLES AND FRUITS
DAILY EXERCISE AND WEIGHT CONTROL
NUTS, SEEDS, BEANS, AND TOFU
OPTIONAL: 1 Alcohol in moderation
HEALTHY FATS AND OILS
EAT SPARINGLY: Red meat and butter, refined grains (white rice, pasta), sugary drinks, sweets, salt