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Portion Control: Just Enough

The amount you eat matters

Eating wisely can lead to living a long, healthy life. Eating the right types of foods and closely monitoring the amount you eat can also help prevent certain diseases, such as diabetes.

From portion control to healthy food options on your plate, My HealtheVet has tips to help you eat wisely. For instance, you could switch to fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products for an easy, but effective change. The best place to start is by talking with your doctor to find out what changes are right for you.

Improving your diet sooner rather than later can dramatically reduce the chances of diseases like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and even some types of cancer. You can also motivate your entire family to get involved with wise eating; it will make achieving your weight and health goals easier.

As you make these changes, use My HealtheVet's Food Journal to track your healthy eating choices.