Healthy Eating Plan

Healthy Eating Plan
Sandra M. Hubbard
March 4, 2012
Jinan Banna

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This paper is written with the intent to express my plan to change the eating habits that have hindered me from successful weight loss efforts that I have attempted in the past and also to lower elevated blood pressure. My goal is to become a one-person crusade to implement and achieve healthier eating habits.   Once my eating habits are on a positive track, then I believe my blood pressure would exhibit better control.  
Keeping a record of my daily food intake will help me stay on track when trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight and activity levels. It also will give my doctor or health care provider a quick way to check my progress (
To lose weight, it is important to make lifestyle changes with a focus on reducing calories from food and beverages, a healthy eating plan, and portion control. These guidelines will provide me with guidance and tools on how to eat right. Over a period of time, these changes will become part of my everyday routine.
As a reference, I have chosen to refer to the following American Dietetic Association food exchange lists to check out serving sizes for each group of foods and to see what other food choices are available for each group of foods:
Fat-Free and Very Low-Fat Milk
Very Lean Protein
Fruits” ( | Lean Protein
Medium-Fat Proteins
Fats |

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Selections from each food group would benefit in my quest to eat healthy and decrease health risks.
Healthy eating is not just about adhering to strict nutrition policies or even depriving myself of the foods that I love to eat. Rather, it is about feeling good about myself, having a higher energy level, and keeping my body as healthy as possible, all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works to my advantage....