Eating healthier is the secret to losing weight — just resolve to follow these suggestions
Losing weight is one of Americans' most-often-made — and least-often-kept — resolutions.
And with nearly one in four Americans dieting for health reasons, we need to know a healthier way to eat. Here are some tips to sticking to your nutrition resolution:
• Fill your shopping cart with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, which are naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Only 27 percent of people say they regularly eat five or more servings of fruits or vegetables a day.
• Choose whole-grain products including oatmeal, rice and whole-grain breads.
• Select extra-lean protein sources such as skinless poultry, fish, legumes and lean meat.
• Substitute low-fat, low-cholesterol snacks for traditional high-fat, empty-calorie snacks.
• Get active. The only way to lose weight is by making sure the number of calories in what you eat is less than the number you burn each day.