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Some diet tips from HCFI

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There are four major food groups that should form a part of a child’s diet plan. These include:

  1. Bread, rice, potatoes, and other starchy foods. This forms the largest portion of the diet and provides calories for energy and carbohydrates that are converted to sugars which provide energy.
  2. Milk and dairy foods: These are vital sources of fats and simple sugars like lactose as well as minerals like calcium
  3. Fruit and vegetables: These are vital sources of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber and roughage for better digestive health
  4. Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein: These form the building blocks of the body and help in numerous body and enzyme functions.

Some tips from HCFI on maintaining a healthy weight

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  1. The key to weight loss is reducing how many calories you take in.
  2. The concept of energy density can help you satisfy your hunger with fewer calories.
  3. To make your overall diet healthier, eat more plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole-grain carbohydrates.
  4. Make exercise an important part of your daily routine. Start slow and increase the duration as you go along.

HCFI tips for managing obesity

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  1. Cutting calories The key to weight loss is reducing how many calories you take in.
  2. Feeling full on less The concept of energy density can help you satisfy your hunger with fewer calories.
  3. Making healthier choices To make your overall diet healthier, eat more plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole-grain carbohydrates.
  4. Physical activity Make exercise an important part of your daily routine. Start slow and increase the duration as you go along.

HCFI tips for managing obesity.

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  1. Cutting calories The key to weight loss is reducing how many calories you take in.
  2. Feeling full on less The concept of energy density can help you satisfy your hunger with fewer calories.
  3. Making healthier choices To make your overall diet healthier, eat more plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole-grain carbohydrates.
  4. Physical activity Make exercise an important part of your daily routine. Start slow and increase the duration as you go along.

How to cut back on added sugar

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Many of the healthy foods you eat such as energy bars fruit and flavored yogurt contain sugar. The first step is to read labels carefully and opt for products that are lower in sugar. The American Heart Association recommends keeping calories from added sugars under 100 calories a day 24 grams or 6 teaspoons for women and under 150 calories 36 grams or 9 teaspoons for men. Giving up juices and soft drinks can be tough but here are few ways to get started Make your own. Start with plain sparkling water or tap water. Add a flavoring that strikes your fancy. Here are a few options an ounce or two of 100 fruit juice a slice of lemon lime orange or grapefruit a sprig of fresh mint a few raspberries. No frills coffee and tea. A small dash of sugar or artificial sweetener and milk is okay but go easy on the extras like flavored syrups and whipped cream. Transition to diet beverages. Sugar free sodas and other soft drinks can help you transition away from sugar sweetened beverages. HealthBeat