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Don't Deprive

Long-term weight loss will be successful only if you feel that you can maintain your lifestyle changes. Here are some easy ways to help feel satisfied:


Everything In Moderation

  • Remember that all foods fit into the diet.
  • Some of the higher fat and sugar items such as those found at the top of the Food Guide Pyramid can still be consumed in moderation.
  • For example, if you are craving chocolate, eat a little, enjoy it and move on.


Your Eating Style

  • Chosen carefully, all foods can fit into a healthy eating style.
  • There are no "good" and "bad" foods. Use the Food Guide Pyramid to help you develop an eating plan that works for you!
  • Eat different foods from all the food groups everyday. Balance your food choices to help limit fatty and sugary foods.
  • Eat more whole grain foods and fill up on 9 or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Choose low fat dairy products and lean meats more often.