If you want to lose weight, feel better or simply eat healthier, adjusting your diet is the best place to start.
â€¢ Try these suggestions for healthier eating, courtesy of the American Academy of Family Physicians:
â€¢ Donâ€™t skip breakfast, and make lunch your largest meal of the day.
â€¢ Begin each meal with a low-fat starter such as salad, soup, broth or just a glass of water.
â€¢ Replace soda or sugary drinks with natural fruit juice, skim milk or water.
â€¢ Replace some dietary sugar with no-calorie sweeteners.
â€¢ Reduce the amount of alcohol that you drink.
â€¢ Stick to healthy serving sizes.
â€¢ Include more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in every meal.
â€¢ Eat slowly, and youâ€™ll be less likely to eat more than you need.