Dieting Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is finally here and along with these festive times there will be family, fun, and food. Grandma, Mom, Aunt Sylvia and all the other great cooks in the family will begin to prepare some of the most enjoyable holiday meals that you can think of from turkey and dressing, roast and rice and gravy, cookies and cakes, to pumpkin and chocolate pies. There is always a medley of foods to choose from. In addition to the fantastic food choices, the weather will also begin to turn colder which in turn will encourage us to eat, eat, and then eat some more. It is during this holiday season that we will have to not only find the will power to push ourselves away from the dinner table but to also try and find a balance between the foods we love so much and our decision to watch our weight.    

Obesity rates in the United States have soared and heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments associated with weight gain have become more common. This has also shown that there is the need to study our eating habits. The United States government is a reliable source of information that shows us the many healthy choices available to all of us and provide us with help on what to eat, how much to eat, and where to find the foods that will assist with keeping us healthy and fit. The (USDA) United States Department of Agriculture and (HSS) United States Department of Health and Human Services are excellent resources for those of us that want to know what foods are healthy and provide us with the vitamins and minerals needed to remain in good health.

Both of these organizations contribute to a fantastic source of information that will help us to choose the foods that are most beneficial to living a long and healthy lifestyle, this resource is known as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This valuable information is updated every five years and recommends food choices, physical activities, weight management, and diet choices that are not only healthy but easily obtainable in the U.S. One of the more important suggestions on maintaining overall good health and a healthy weight is to be sure and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and foods with a high level of needed vitamins and minerals. Eating these foods will help in maintaining a healthy body weight as long as we try and balance the calories that are consumed with the calories that are burned through everyday activities and exercise. So this tells us that the more we exercise and workout the more we can eat and the less physically active we are the less we can eat.

Here are some of the examples of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans daily food intake for a healthy diet and to help your body get the energy needed to remain healthy and fit.

Eating a minimum of 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables daily as a part of the normal 2,000 calorie daily intake diet will help you to stay fit. Be sure and pick a variety of fruits and vegetables, and select from as many of the subgroups of vegetables as possible.

You will also need to consume at least 3 ounces or more of whole grain products each day, with about half of the grains that are taken in coming from whole grained products such as whole grain breads, cereals, crackers, pasta, and rice.

3 cups of fat free or low fat dairy products should be included in your daily food intake; this can be low fat milk and cheeses, or fat free or low fat yogurt.

With these diet tips in mind be sure and enjoy your holiday season with your family and friends. And remember that we cannot always adhere to the tips and suggestions that are in this article but finding the will power to put this information to use will only help us to manage our weight and overall health during the holiday season.



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Dieting Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is finally here and along with these festive times there will be family, fun, and food. Grandma, Mom, Aunt Sylvia and all the other great cooks in the family will begin to prepare some of the most enjoyable holiday meals that you can think of from turkey and dressing, roast and rice and gravy, cookies and cakes, to pumpkin and chocolate pies. There is always a medley of foods to choose from. In addition to the fantastic food choices, the weather will also begin to turn colder which in turn will encourage us to eat, eat, and then eat some more. It is during this holiday season that we will have to not only find the will power to push ourselves away from the dinner table but to also try and find a balance between the foods we love so much and our decision to watch our weight.    

Obesity rates in the United States have soared and heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments associated with weight gain have become more common. This has also shown that there is the need to study our eating habits. The United States government is a reliable source of information that shows us the many healthy choices available to all of us and provide us with help on what to eat, how much to eat, and where to find the foods that will assist with keeping us healthy and fit. The (USDA) United States Department of Agriculture and (HSS) United States Department of Health and Human Services are excellent resources for those of us that want to know what foods are healthy and provide us with the vitamins and minerals needed to remain in good health.

Both of these organizations contribute to a fantastic source of information that will help us to choose the foods that are most beneficial to living a long and healthy lifestyle, this resource is known as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This valuable information is updated every five years and recommends food choices, physical activities, weight management, and diet choices that are not only healthy but easily obtainable in the U.S. One of the more important suggestions on maintaining overall good health and a healthy weight is to be sure and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and foods with a high level of needed vitamins and minerals. Eating these foods will help in maintaining a healthy body weight as long as we try and balance the calories that are consumed with the calories that are burned through everyday activities and exercise. So this tells us that the more we exercise and workout the more we can eat and the less physically active we are the less we can eat.

Here are some of the examples of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans daily food intake for a healthy diet and to help your body get the energy needed to remain healthy and fit.

Eating a minimum of 2 cups of fruits and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables daily as a part of the normal 2,000 calorie daily intake diet will help you to stay fit. Be sure and pick a variety of fruits and vegetables, and select from as many of the subgroups of vegetables as possible.

You will also need to consume at least 3 ounces or more of whole grain products each day, with about half of the grains that are taken in coming from whole grained products such as whole grain breads, cereals, crackers, pasta, and rice.

3 cups of fat free or low fat dairy products should be included in your daily food intake; this can be low fat milk and cheeses, or fat free or low fat yogurt.

With these diet tips in mind be sure and enjoy your holiday season with your family and friends. And remember that we cannot always adhere to the tips and suggestions that are in this article but finding the will power to put this information to use will only help us to manage our weight and overall health during the holiday season.





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