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Healthy Eating

Build Healthy Food Habits

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Focus on healthy nutrient-dense foods

 

One of the best ways you can prevent weight gain and regain is surprisingly simple – just keep track of what you eat.

Whether you have 5, 10, or 100 pounds to lose, a food journal could help you achieve your health goals.

 
 

Get Started with Food Tracking

By building healthy food habits, you will be able to start understanding how food affects your weight. And by keeping a better eye on what goes into your body, you can start to reduce your calories and lose weight. Track your food either in an actual paper journal or use a smartphone app like MyFitnessPal.

Here are some tips to make the most out of your food journal.

 

Be Thorough.

First, the journal needs to be comprehensive and include all food and beverages. Tracking your intake provides a measure of accountability and helps you to recognize how often you may be breaching your plan.

 

Stick to the Plan.

For most people, five small meals is a good routine to get into. Work on minimizing excess sugars and unnecessary fats, not overdoing starches, and maximizing lean protein sources and vegetables. No more than one fruit per day and don’t drink your calories!

 

Don’t Count.

It’s not all about the numbers when it comes to fats, carbohydrates, protein, and sodium. Focus on quality, nutrient-rich foods.

If you struggle to lose weight or you have more than 100 pounds to lose, you might be a candidate for bariatric surgery. Due to COVID-19, our in-person education sessions and group support meetings have been postponed. However, if you are interested in bariatric surgery and have questions, the Bariatric Wellness Coordinator can help. Fill out the form here. Call our bariatric surgery specialists at 302-703-3630. Learn more: Bariatric Surgery at Beebe.