Energize Yourself and Your Family (cont.)
3 ounces lean roast beef (about the size of a deck of cards) with 1
tablespoon beef gravy
1/2 cup turnip greens seasoned with 1/2 tablespoon
1 small baked sweet potato with 1/2 tablespoon margarine
1/4 honeydew melon
2 1/2 cups low-fat microwave popcorn
1 1/2 teaspoons margarine
Keep a food diary. Writing down
what you eat, when you eat, and how you feel when you eat can help
you understand your eating habits. You may be able to see ways to make
your eating habits healthier. You can also use your diary to plan weekly
menus, make shopping lists, and keep track of recipes you would
like to try.
* Adapted from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
You Can Do It!
Set goals. Move at your own pace. Celebrate your successes. Allow for
setbacks. Let your family and friends help you. And keep trying-you can do it!
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Weight-Control Information Network, http://win.niddk.nih.gov
Last Editorial Review: 8/14/2006