Friday, November 01, 2013

Make Healthy Food Choices

So you want to maintain the progress the family's made in their eating habits and weight loss by making healthy food choices. Great! You are what you eat and you express what you ate too. First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative and Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin stepped out with a new food icon in 2012 called MyPlate which offers a visual reminder to make healthy food choices when you choose your next meal and make school lunches for your little ones.

MyPlate has a companion tool called the Super Tracker that can help prioritize food choices by reminding us to make half of our plate fruits and vegetables and shows us the other important food groups for a well-balanced meal: whole grains, lean proteins, and low fat dairy. To say the least, this is a tremendous move forward in the battle against obesity. The White House Chef uses MyPlate to create school lunches for their visitors. I think it is another great resource to use one you  decide to be proactive about your health and that of those you love. And Face it, health is a BIG topic right now.

What I really like about MyPlate is that it's so easy to follow. This is as effortless taking care of yourself is gonna get. In the end, the rest really is up to you. MyPlate just seems to simplify something that was never really complicated from the beginning. What's complicated is navigating the many advertisements of delicious choices on the grocery shelf that makes us forget about the best choices for our health. So this is yet another tool to support you and build on all you have accomplished. -Keep going! Use the SuperTracker to help you and your family go the distance. Click the MyPlate icon at the top to start tracking your meals.

Other Resources

Sign-up for the Free Membership for buying organic foods and products. You will be amazed at the difference GreenFed and Green Finished foods has on the body. The gluten-free cheeses are much easier to digest as well. Key organic grocery and products that are delivered to your door make for a wonderful healthy option.

Check out the wonderful website "Be Out There". You might will enjoy their post on improving sleeping habits and children suffer from persistent sleep deprivation: Green Time for Sleep Time.

Dr. Robert O.Young has so many terrific products that can further your effort for better health. Weight Loss and Obesity are areas America is challenged with doing better, so we don't have to depend so heavily on our health care...Although, it is important to have should we need it.

To your excellent health,
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  1. Thanks for sharing the info here. Keep up the good work. All the best.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. Visit again when you get chance.

  2. Really following a healthy diet can help maintain a healthy mind as well. It becomes easy to concentrate on work and an energy is felt from within.

    1. Very true! The management of your health through diet is the key to longevity, remaining active and alert well into your 90's...And these days, your 100's. I have personally seen active and alert people, age 98 - 99, suddenly called to Glory simply because it was their time. By active, I mean running their business, and dancing at events on the weekends. How fabulous is that!

      Thank you for visiting and your wonderful comment!


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