Maintaning a Healthy Diet and Plan
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Research on how to feed the body with the food it needs
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Tracking What You Eat

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An important part about having a food plan is to be able to track what you eat and keep a detailed easy to read log. Myfooddiary.com is the perfect online food tracker that you can use anywhere whether at your home computer or mobile on your smartphone. Food diary not only lets you log what you've eaten but it counts the calories for you too so you can stay on track with your daily calorie intake.

Let’s be honest nobody is going to actually look on every nutrition fact label or research the calorie count in every food they make. However Food Diary has a database with over 75,000 different foods and their calorie counts which you can quickly find using their easy food search program. On top of that Food Diary offers a free trial and their own version of an exercise log so that you can have both logs in one place. Overall Food Diary is one of the best ways to track everything you eat with speed and ease in order to have an efficient diet plan.

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Healthy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Healthy Recipes and Meal Ideas | Maintaning a Healthy Diet and Plan | Scoop.it

Before you make a balanced diet plan and log it is good to have an idea of how to make good healthy food that you enjoy eating. However not all of us are cooks who have vast amounts of awesome recipes under our belts. This is why foodnetwork.com is an excellent source to search through a plethora of great healthy recipes.

 

Whether your vegan or a meat eater; from crafty French recipes to authentic African cuisines food network has it all. Now that the recipes and resources are taken care of, I can create a 30 day diet plan based off of a list of favorite recipes that i found just by browsing the website and clicking on what looked good to me. A few of my favorites are the Tuscan Vegetable Soup, the Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, and the Pasta Puttanesca

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What your body needs

What your body needs | Maintaning a Healthy Diet and Plan | Scoop.it

It is good to have an idea of what kind of healthy meals we would like to make and eat but there is another step we must take first that is just as important. We need to know what types of foods our body needs for maximum functionality, and the quantity of those food groups.

Lowfatcooking.about.com is an excellent resource tool that states very clearly what my body needs.

 

There is a guide to the USDA's food pyramid as well as easy recipes that directly correlate with the food pyramid. Below is an excerpt taken directly from http://lowfatcooking.about.com/od/lowfatbasics/a/servings102504.htm

that shows a brief easy to understand summary of what the human body requires each day.

 

"Fruit Group should provide 4 daily servings, or 2 cups. Vegetable Group should provide 5 servings, or 2.5 cups. Grain Group should provide 6 ounce-equivalents (1 ounce-equivalent means 1 serving), half of which should be whole grains. Meat and Beans Group should provide 5.5 ounce-equivalents or servings. Milk Group should provide 3 cups/servings. Oils should provide 24g or 6 teaspoons. Discretionary Calories: The remaining amount of calories in each calorie level after nutrient-dense foods have been chosen. Up to 267 calories could be consumed in solid fats or added sugars if the other requirements were been met."

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