Better Food Choices For a Better Body

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Eating healthy, balanced meals is easier said than done. It requires a little bit of homework to make sure what you’re putting into your body won’t add extra pounds but to keep your body svelte and slim, it’s critical to make eating right a top priority. A good place to start is checking the Nutrition Facts Label found on all packaged foods and beverages and using it as your go-to guide for choosing and comparing foods. Making a habit of reading the labels will allow you to monitor exactly what you’re eating and will help you make choices that can significantly improve your figure and your health. It’s easy…

Check the serving size. All of the nutrition information listed on the Nutrition Facts Label is based on one serving of that food. But, don’t be tricked—it’s common for one package of a food to contain more than one serving.

Consider the caloriesIf you want to manage your weight (lose, gain, or maintain), pay attention to the calories. The key is to balance how many calories you eat with how many calories your body uses. As a general rule, 400 or more calories per serving for a single food is high and 100 calories is moderate. And remember, if a package contains two (or more) servings and you eat the entire package, you are consuming two (or more) times the number of calories and nutrients listed on the label. 

Choose nutrients wisely. You can also monitor your intake of specific nutrients by using the Percent Daily Value (%DV) on the Nutrition Facts Label. This is especially helpful for “nutrients to get less of” such as sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol, which can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease. Follow this easy guideline when looking at nutrients on the Label: 5%DV or less of a nutrient means the food is low in that nutrient, and 20%DV or more means it’s high.

Once your start using the Nutrition Facts Label you’ll be making better choices about the foods you are consuming. Identifying the serving size, looking at calories, and being aware of nutrients (especially the ones you are trying to get less of) will make a big difference in your body as you try to fit into that bikini of yours.

Talk to your doctor about treatments like Liposonix to eliminate extra fat.

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