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One of the first and most important things you can do as a consumer is to obtain a handy Fast-Food Nutrition Manual. It will be easy to see in print the calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium content of your favorite foods. Chinese, American, Mexican, Italian or Greek – you can visualize it effectively when it’s in black and white.
All Calories are Equal. But Some are More Equal than Others
Eat smart while frequenting popular restaurants. Don’t say you don’t eat there, because most of us do in a pinch. Everyone is busy, tired and running-on-empty. Overworked, we overlook the most important thing for ourselves and our families – proper nutrition in regard to our overall health and healthy living.
Obesity is a major contributor to disease and death, as we all know. Exercise regularly and faithfully take your vitamins.
Shop smarter, and purchase fresh, organic produce on a regular basis. The more processed any food is, the worse it is for you. No one’s body requires extra chemicals, fats, sodium and sugar. The more a food product is altered and refined, the higher in saturated fat and sodium it is likely to be. Never over-indulge when dining out, and go easy on sauces, dressings, gravies, extra cheese and cream. Monitor your meat and bread intake, and do not “super-size” any of your meals. Rely on a “doggie bag” whenever possible. You will get another “free meal” out of it, and simultaneously curb your calorie intake.
Watch your body and maintain your fitness level now, and you will have no need for costly or dangerous medications for serious health conditions in the future.