- Take your time when you eat, enjoy the taste and textures. Use hunger and fullness cues to recognize when to eat and when you’ve had enough.
- Use a smaller plate to help with portion control.
- Choose more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fat-free or 1% milk and dairy products.
- Sip smarter and drink water or other calorie-free beverages, 100% juice or fat-free milk when you are thirsty. Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages contain added sugar and are high in calories.
- If you eat out, choose healthier options. Check and compare nutrition information about the foods you are eating. Preparing food at home makes it easier to control what’s in your meals.
- Make “treats” treats and not everyday foods. Limit sweet treats to special occasions.
Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov for more information.