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6 Tips for Healthy Dieting
Don't eat too few calories. If you want to lose weight, start exercising.
Don't skip or skimp on meals. Your body won't burn the calories as efficiently. You'll also end up hungry before your next meal -- and end up overeating.
Don't focus only on what you've cut out of your diet. Add vegetables, grains and fruit to your meals, and you'll feel well fed.
Don't adopt an all or nothing mentality. Don't give up all your favorite foods; that virtually dooms your diet to failure.
Select a reasonable weight goal.
Be sure to drink enough water. Sometimes when you feel hungry, you are only thirsty.
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.