top
Click Here to Find the Right Team Beachbody Coach for You
How To Be Fit
Family Owned and Operated Since 1995
ABOUT CONTACT SHOP
On
Facebook
On
Twitter
On
Instagram
Team Howtobefit on Facebook Team Howtobefit on Twitter Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter on Instagram
Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter - Coach #1393
Find a Coach Challenge Packs Shakeology Accountability Beachbody On Demand Blog
Article of the Day - "Karen Lost 148 Pounds at Age 62!" More articles
Workout of the Day
Shift Shop Speed: 25 with Trainer Chris Downing
Stream it for FREE
The 2B Mindset with Ilana Muhlstein
2B Mindset with Ilana Muhlstein
A POSITIVE approach to controlling your eating
Beachbody On Demand
Streaming Workouts
Beachbody On Demand 3 Month Membership with 14 Day Free Trial
3 Month Membership with a 14 day
FREE trial
Click here to save $12.00 on superfood Shakeology on Home Direct
LIIFT4 VIP Early Access Mes de Mas VIP Early Access
Purchase any LIIFT4 or Mes de Mas product and get VIP Early Access today (Release date October 1st)

Healthy Eating and the Food Pyramid

For most people, maintaining a desirable weight and body fat percentage can only be achieved through an integrated program of nutrition and exercise-or balancing energy intake with energy expenditure. To reduce weight and body fat requires cutting back on calories and increasing the amount of exercise. Dieting alone won't work. Even when a person's weight-control system has genetic flaws that may respond to newly available pharmaceuticals, proper nutrition and plenty of exercise is still part of the prescription for health.

Food Pyramid
Most Americans have more than enough to eat, but many people don't eat a healthy range of foods. Consuming too many calories from any kind of food source can produce fat. One of the best models for healthy eating is represented in the Food Pyramid. To get the proper daily nutritional value:

  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Eat a high-fiber diet (choose more grains, fruits and vegetables instead of protein, fats and sugar)
  • Maintain a low-fat, low-cholesteral diet (eat no more than 30% of calories from fat, including only 10% from saturated fat)
  • Use moderate amounts of salt and sodium and choose sugar substitutes
  • Limit alcoholic intake

Breaking Old Habits

Often the first step to a good diet lies in changing food and eating behavior:

  • Don't skip meals
  • Eat a series of small meals throughout the day and avoid a big meal late in the evening
  • Eat and chew slowly
  • Use a smaller-sized plate to achieve a "full plate"
  • Don't go back for seconds
  • Bake or broil food instead of frying
  • Order from light menus and purchase low-calorie or low-fat foods
    (remember that
    low-fat does not necessarily mean low-calorie)
  • Learn about food values and make healthy combinations in meals
  • Weigh yourself regularly and focus on measuring body fat percentage
  • Reward yourself with non-food pleasures

back to top

LOVE BEACHBODY?
Become a Team Beachbody Coach and Help Change People's Lives
WAYS TO GET HEALTHIER & FITTER
Shakeology
Beachbody Performance
3 Day Kickstart
Ultimate Reset
Daily Sunshine
Beachbody
Challenge Packs

Beachbody
Workout DVD's

Polar Heart Rate Monitors
SHAKEOLOGY
SUPERFOOD SHAKE
Superfood Packed Shakeology - Try It Risk Free
Save up to $15.00
Try Shakeology
Risk Free On Home Direct
BEACHBODY ON DEMAND
Beachbody On Demand Streaming Workouts
Stream every Beachbody workout for one year for just $99.00
BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE
Beachbody Performance
Beachbody Performance
Sports Performance
Supplements
3 DAY REFRESH
3 Day Refresh Kickstart
Quick Weight Loss
to Jump Start a New
Healthy Eating Lifestyle
POLAR HEART RATE MONITORS
Polar Heart Rate Monitors and Accessories
Best Deals on Polar
Heart Rate Monitors and
Accessories
SAVE $30 - $135 with
CHALLENGE PACKS
» Beachbody On Demand®
» 2B Mindset®
» 80 Day Obsession™
» LIIFT4™
» Mes de Más™
» SHIFT SHOP™
» Core de Force
» 22 Minute Hard Corps
» Hammer and Chisel
» Body Beast
» 21 Day Fix
» 21 Day Fix Extreme
» CIZE
» Insanity
» Insanity: Asylum
» Insanity Max:30
» Focus T25
» P90
» P90X
» P90X2
» P90X3
» Double Time™
» PiYo
FITNESS TOOLS
» Body Fat Calculator
» Body Mass Calculator
» Caloric Needs Calculator
» Calories Burned Calculator
INDEX OF RESOURCES
» Aerobic Exercise
» Bicycling
» Fat Burning
» Fitness
» Flexibility
» Health
» Heart Rate Training
» Kid's Fitness
» Motivation
» Nutrition
» Outdoor Fitness
» Over 40 Fitness
» Running
» Swimming
» Synergy Fitness
» Walking
» Weight Loss
» Weight Training
GET TO KNOW US
» About Howtobefit.com
» Contact Us

The mission of Team Beachbody is to motivate you and to educate you about health, fitness and nutrition and the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Click here to learn more about Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter.


back to top
© 2018 Howtobefit.com  -  Join for Free -  Beachbody On Demand  -  Be a Coach  -  Shop  -  Earnings Statement  -  About   -  Contact  -  Home