Eating For A Healthy Weight

Just as rainbows in the sky are said to lead to pots of gold, think of eating a rainbow of colorful healthy foods that lead to a healthy weight! Add an array of colors to your plate and think of it as eating a rainbow with every dish. Leafy greens, broccoli, peppers, oranges and tomatoes add boosts of color with vitamins, fiber, minerals and nutrients.

Healthy eating is all about balance. Emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole-grains and fat-free or low fat milk products and lean proteins, while still enjoying your favorite foods once in a while and staying within your daily calorie needs.

  • Balance comfort foods with healthier foods and more physical activity.  
  • Eat smaller amounts of your favorite higher-calorie comfort foods.
  • Try lower-calorie versions by preparing food with healthier ingredients, such as spaghetti with whole wheat pasta, lean ground meat and sautéed onions, green pepper and mushrooms.

Plan your meals and fill up on healthier, colorful foods that contain fewer calories for weight-loss success.

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”   Aberjhani