Finding a Balance

John Hopkins Medical discusses in the article provided finding a balance while eating carbohydrates, protein, and fat.  All fats contain around the same number of calories but have different effects on your body and some should be avoided.  Trans fats should be avoided, and saturated fats eat minimally, while unsaturated fats are the best to eat.

  • Continue to avoid processed foods which is most of our packaged foods like crackers, chips, baked goods, margarine, vegetable shortening, and fried foods
  • Choose olive oil over butter
  • Low fat yogurt is better than ice cream
  • Almond milk or skim milk is better than 1 or 2% Milk
  • Eat salmon, trout, flaxseed, nuts, and avocados
  • Do not cut out fats completely from your diet

TIP: Choose unsaturated fats. Eat at home, cook healthy meals once and eat twice and buy in bulk so that you can freeze extras.

Published on February 5, 2023