If you want to lose weight, feel better or simply eat healthier, adjusting your diet is the best place to start.

• Try these suggestions for healthier eating, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:

• Don’t skip breakfast, and make lunch your largest meal of the day.

• Begin each meal with a low-fat starter such as salad, soup, broth or just a glass of water.

• Replace soda or sugary drinks with natural fruit juice, skim milk or water.

• Replace some dietary sugar with no-calorie sweeteners.

• Reduce the amount of alcohol that you drink.

• Stick to healthy serving sizes.

• Include more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in every meal.

• Eat slowly, and you’ll be less likely to eat more than you need.