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Sponsored: Healthy Habits … Don’t Stop During the Holidays

Sponsored: Healthy Habits … Don’t Stop During the Holidays

Looking for an easy to use eating plan that’s not a fad diet with a long list of foods you can’t eat?

Have you heard of My Plate? The Choose My Plate website is a FREE program by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) based on the US Dietary Guidelines and provides a wide range of free information and resources to help you achieve a healthy weight:

1 The Healthy Eating on a Budget section includes information on making a meal plan and shopping list, understanding the food label and economical recipes.

2 Choose MyPlate Plan – this tab helps you figure out a calorie goal based on your gender, age, height, weight and physical activity level.

The overall emphasis of My Plate is to encourage you to make small changes to achieve healthier eating habits. These types of changes are always better than dramatic elimination diets that are not sustainable for most people.

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

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