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Components of a healthy weight loss plan from United Health Care

Thursday, April 04, 2013

There is no such thing as "one size fits all" but a sound diet plan should contain all of the following:

Promotes at least 3 meals daily;

Physical activity component;

A wide variety of foods from all the food groups, especially nutrient rich, low calorie fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, low fat dairy;

Written by a credentialed professional ;

Promotes slow and steady weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week;

Portion control;

Allows healthy snacks between meals;

Does not rely heavily on supplements;

Includes small portions of your favorite foods and beverages;

Is science-based;

Includes a plan to help maintain weight loss;

Recommends drinking plenty of water;

Advocates a support network from friends, family or programs;

An evaluation of your eating habits and suggestions for improvement;

Is flexible enough to allow eating out;

Advocates healthy fats and omega 3 fatty fish twice weekly;

The most important aspect is to find a diet you can live with so you can start reaping the multiple health benefits of weight loss and regular physical activity.
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