healthy meal starts with more vegetables and fruits, and smaller portions of protein and grains. Avoid extra fat. Using heavy gravies or sauces will add fat and calories otherwise healthy choices. For example, steamed broccoli is great, but avoid topping it with cheese sauce. Try other options, like a sprinkling of low-fat parmesan cheese or a squeeze of lemon. Be sure to take your time. Savor your food. Eat slowly, enjoy the taste and textures, and pay attention to how you feel. Be mindful. Eating very quickly may cause you to eat too much. For more tips on how to build a healthy meal go to: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/downloads/TenTips/DGTipsheet7BuildAHealthyMeal.pdf.
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