BY KAROLIN SAWERES @MYNUTRITIONANDME.COM

Put Your Best Fork Forward!

This month is a reminder that each bite counts! Making small shifts in your food choices, can add up over time. Throw out those diet books and magazine articles that offer your false hope of losing weight quickly, easily and permanently.

  • A healthy diet should be based on variety to help meet your nutrient needs and may reduce cravings. Focus on reducing foods that are high in fat.

  • Don’t eat while doing other things, such as driving or watching TV. Focus on your food. Eat slowly and savor each bite. Listen for your body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry.

  • Avoid skipping meals. This will only cause overeating at your next meal. It’s also believed to slow down metabolism. Control portion sizes of all foods.

  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water each day & exercise on most days of the week.