How to Fill Your Plate

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Remembering which foods to limit, and which to eat more of, may be daunting. The guidelines emphasize nutrient-dense foods and beverages, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low- or non-fat milk, beans, and nuts. If remembering how much and what to eat is a chore, you can just keep these simple things in mind to ensure that you are eating well when you sit down for a meal:

  1. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables.
  2. When eating grains, make sure half your grains are whole grains.
  3. Choose fat-free and low-fat (1%) milk products.
  4. Avoid oversized portions.
  5. Enjoy your food, but be mindful of how much you are eating. Try to eat less.
  6. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
  7. When cooking, try to use less or no salt in the recipe. When you eat your meals, do not add any extra salt. Over time, you will adjust to less salt in your food.

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