7 Easy Dietary Guidelines Anyone Can Follow
The IRS sends out millions of notices about math errors on tax returns -- and that's just a fraction of the goofs (e.g., incorrect social security numbers, addresses, spelling of last names). Even so, according to one survey, more than half of Americans find that tax forms are easier to follow than the dietary information they're bombarded with daily.
According to the survey, 76% of Americans find that ever-changing nutritional info makes knowing what to believe difficult, and 52% think it's easier to do taxes than shop for groceries. We agree, so we're gonna streamline that info for you right now with these simple dietary guidelines to help you lose weight and belly fat:
- Don't eat foods with added sugars or added syrups. When possible, avoid artificial sweeteners, too. They lie to your appetite control system and can lead to weight gain.
- Choose 100% whole grains. Your guts, immune system, and heart will thank you. Here's how switching to whole grains helps you lose weight -- and belly fat.
- Eat slowly so you can tell when you're full. Then stop. Let Dr. Mike show you how to slow down, eat less, and lose weight.
- Eat often (4 to 6 times a day) to prevent hunger. Hunger leads to overeating, which is bad for the heart and triggers weight gain.
- Get nine servings of fruits and veggies a day. Think of it as nine fistfuls of goodness.
- Opt for lean protein. Good sources include chicken (no skin), fish, beans, and whole grains. Spare your heart and brain the damage that too much saturated fat causes.
- Get a blood test to check your levels of vitamin D and B12. Take supplements if you're deficient.
Follow these simple dietary guidelines to be healthier -- and wiser!
Eating a diverse diet that includes 4 servings of fruit per day can make your RealAge as much as 6.1 years younger if you're a woman and 4.4 years younger if you're a man. Take the RealAge Test!