What to KEEP in your New Years Diet!

New Year’s Segment

Every New Year the #1 resolution is weight loss and often times people start with restrictive diet that cut out many foods and food groups. in turn leads to most of us falling of the wagon by February!  You can keep a wide variety of foods in your diet and still lose weight if you keep an eye on portion size and focus on nutritious foods like Wheat Foods…

A recent study concluded that both low-carb and low-fat diets produce similar weight loss. The bottom line:  it’s the calories, not the carbs.

Carbohydrates are an important part of our nutrition requirements. They provide energy and help give us focus and concentration.

Even if you’re trying to lose a few pounds, it’s recommended to aim for 6 servings of grains per day, 3 of which should be whole grains. And remember that enriched breads and pastas count too, because they also contain important B vitamins that your body needs every day.

Here are some examples of healthy and lower calorie meals that you can include into your diet if you are watching your calorie intake this New Year!

  1. Toasts are all the rage this year! There are countless options:
    1. Berry, cream cheese and basil toast
    2. Banana, PB, Chia Seeds
  2. Lunch
    1. Grain Bowl
  3. Dinner
    1. Sun-Dried Tomato & Walnuts Tossed with Penne Pasta

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