Healthy Food Pyramid for Wellness and Weight Loss

A healthy food pyramid can help you create a weight loss plan if you're not sure where to start. Understating the nutritional value of all the food groups can help you design a plan that will make sense and work for you.

Your excess weight may be causing health risks. Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? A diet that's low in salt and fat and high in fresh, unprocessed foods can help. For personalized advice, talk with your doctor or a dietitian.

As you consider all the fad diets found in the media promising the latest weight loss miracle, remember to stick to the basics of good nutrition. Make sure to choose a healthy food plan that:

  • Includes foods from the major food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, low-fat dairy products, lean protein sources, nuts and seeds.
  • Includes the proper amount of nutrients and calories to help you lose weight and promote good health.
  • Includes affordable foods you like and can easily find in your local grocery store.
  • Fits your lifestyle and leaves you feeling full and satisfied.

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