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Portion Control – Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Good news for people hoping to control calories-the key could be your favorite snacks; as long as they’ve been portioned into 100-calorie or less packages.

Convenient, portion-controlled packages are new to the market, but you don’t have to buy processed foods to take advantage of this healthy trend.

For example, if sweet and juicy appeal to your taste buds, consider the orange. With only 80 calories, oranges are naturally portion-controlled, ready-to-go, juicy and refreshing. What’s more, because of their high fiber and water content, oranges contribute to the feeling of fullness, which suppresses appetite and helps prevent overeating.

Citrus is a great-tasting way to make calories count by getting more nutrition in fewer calories.

Introducing kids to fruits and vegetables early in life shapes their behaviors so they choose these foods throughout life. A child who grows up nourished with wholesome fruits and vegetables will learn to prefer such foods.

That’s why Sunkist partnered with Sesame Street’s “Healthy Habits for Life” initiative. They encourage young children and their families to establish an early foundation of healthy habits. And remember, fiber and proteins also give you that full feeling with small amounts, so don’t forget to keep both in your main courses throughout the day.

Children and adults need a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables every day. Getting the proper number of servings is easy if you fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal and make them your first choice as snacks. Making eating healthy a habit is the hard part, but once it becomes a habit, you will know longer crave calorie rich foods that is the trap door for most Americans in today’s culture.



Source by Charles R. Strogish

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