Eating a slimming healthy diet: With so many diets out there-including Atkins, The Zone, Slim-Fast, and Eat Right For Your Blood Type-it can be really hard to figure out what to eat these days. Even fast food chains are now offering low-carb meals and entrees, but are they really good for you? What is actually good to eat?
Each person is different and has different diet, weight loss, and fitness goals, so its hard to make generalized suggestions that apply to everyone. But the American Heart Association does have some recommendations for how to have a healthy diet. Their guidelines are acknowledged by most diet plans to be moderate, safe, and healthy. Here is what they suggest:
В· Meals that average between 20-30% of the calories from fat, with no more than 10% of the fat calories from saturated fat.
The bulk of the calories (50-60%) come from complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains and whole-grain breads, fruit and vegetables.
The rest of the calories (20-25%) come from protein sources.
They also suggest limiting sodium intake for certain classes of people.
To help you create and stay on a healthy diet, we offer you some practical, easy to use information in the following areas:
Water and Weight Loss
Healthy Eating Tips
Dining Out Healthy