A good diet is a matter of common sense — eat less and eat fresh. There are a lot more farmers markets popping up around many cities. It’s not hard to find fresh and foods. Taking your time to buy and fix your meals instead of eating out will help you to maintain your weight and health. Get cooking! Prepare meals ahead of time. It helps a lot when you don’t know what to eat, and stops you from eating junk.


Good nutrition is one of the keys to good health. You can improve your nutrition by regularly eating foods that have a lot of vitamins and minerals in them, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low- or nonfat dairy.

Do I need to change what I eat?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may need to talk about improving your nutrition with your doctor:

  • Has your doctor talked with you about a medical problem or a risk factor, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol?
  • Did your doctor tell you that this condition could be improved by better nutrition?
  • Do diabetes, cancer, heart disease or osteoporosis run in your family?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you have questions about what kinds of foods you should eat or whether you should take vitamins?
  • Do you think that you would benefit from seeing a registered dietitian, a member of the health care team who specializes in nutrition counseling?
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