The guidelines for healthy living are simple:
1) Base your diet on minimally processed foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nonfat milk, and legumes. Include two fruits and/or vegetables at every meal and snack and you’ll automatically cut back on fat, sugar, and salt, and never feel hungry because these foods are filling without being fattening.
2) Read labels and select convenience foods that contain no more than 3 grams of fat per 100 calories.
3) Prepare foods without added fats (the “bake, steam, broil, and barbecue” rule), give favorite recipes a low-fat face lift, and remove the butter dish from the table.
4) When dining out, plan ahead, ask that foods to be prepared without fat, and emphasize vegetables, fruits, and grains.
5) Exercise almost every day and for the rest of your life!