Weight Mangement
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Make half your plate fruits and vegetables!


Weight Management

Managing your weight—sounds simple, right? But just how do you manage your weight? There are three key steps.
  1. Take a look at what you eat and drink.
  2. Find out what you should eat and drink.
  3. Make better choices.
MyPlate is a great guide to help you stay on track and make healthier choices. You can still make the same foods, just in a healthier way. MyPlate also has Daily Food Plans that show you what and how much to eat.  You can always know the right amount of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins and dairy to eat.

Why Manage Your Weight?

If you are overweight or obese, you are at greater risk for many diseases including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Being at a healthier body weight is good for your overall health and well-being. It can also help you feel better.
Healthy Hints
Balance Your Calories…
  • Enjoy your food, but eat less.
  • Avoid oversized portions.

Enjoy More...
  • Fruits and vegetables: Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Whole grains: Make at least half your grains whole grains.
  • Nonfat or lowfat (1%) milk: Switch from whole milk to nonfat or lowfat (1%) milk.

Enjoy Less…
  • Sodium: Choose foods like soup, bread, and frozen m​eals with less sodium (salt).
  • Sugary Drinks: Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
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