3. There are no "bad" or "good" foods. But, there are high-calorie and low-calorie foods. If you want to eat something that's high in calories, then make it a small serving and don't do it every day!
4. On the days that you want to indulge in high-calorie foods, choose low-calorie foods for your other meals! For suggestions, look at secret No. 2.
5. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Studies show that people who skip meals wind up eating more at the next meal and aren't as healthy.
Eat healthy, get active and be the best you can be!
Did You Know?
You don't have to follow your favorite recipes to the letter! You can lower the amount of fat and sugar in most recipes and make them healthier. For example, if the recipe calls for three tablespoons of oil to saute vegetables, use a non-stick pan and only a tablespoon of oil. In cake or cookie recipes, you can reduce the sugar by up to a third without a noticeable difference. One exception: angel food cake.
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Susan Burke March is a registered and licensed dietitian and a certified diabetes educator who specializes in both general and diabetes-related weight management.