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Healthy Eating Goals

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 Choose foods lower in total fat and saturated fat

  • Goal = less than 30 percent of your calories from total fat or about 40-67 g. a day. If you are eating three meals a day, keep your total fat grams to less than 13-22 a meal.
  • Goal = less than 7percent of your calories from saturated fat or about 9-16 g. a day. If you are eating three meals a day, keep your total saturated fat grams to less than 3-5 a meal.


 Limit the amount of cholesterol in your diet.

  • Goal = less than 200 mg. a day.


 Avoid salt and high sodium foods.

  • Goal = less than 2000 mg. a day.

 Eat more fiber.

  • Goal = 25-30 g. a day.


 Gain the benefits of losing weight.

  • Even five pounds can make a difference in your health.
  • Losing weight lowers blood cholesterol, blood pressure and triglyceride levels.
  • Losing weight will give you more energy and make you feel better.

 

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