Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Eating Healthy

We just love to have a full plate of food, especially food fill with grease and fat! We have to stop that. Obesity is growing rapidly in the USA especially among children and young adults. Diabetes is also growing and is beginning to be found more in children who are obese. We need to put an end to this by exercising and eating healthy.

2012 Food Pyramid (http://www.choosemyplate.gov/)

It's very important that we get the right amount of grains, veggies, fruits, dairy, meat an oils everyday. On top of that, its very important that we don't go over the certain amount of calories, carbs, and fats that our body needs each day. For instance, I need to be careful not to go over 1200 calories a day.  I know that some days we may slip and go over here and there but that is okay! As long as you are trying to get exercise in and you are watching what you eat and you are PORTIONING your food! Some of you may not like many veggies (like me) or not many fruits. In that case, just eat what you like! The food pyramid can be tweaked to what you prefer as long as its healthy. Remember water is key! It keeps us full longer =).  Reminder:  It is easier to keep track what you are consuming each day. My Fitness Pal works great! The link is at the top right of the page =D