Nutrition & Wellness

Top 10 Strategies if Weight Control is Your Game Plan

Click on the title of each section to find more information and an activity to go along with the strategy!


1.  Escape the diet-mentality

            Include your favorite foods everyday


2.  Eat 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day

            Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of your diet


3.  Eat a variety of grains

            Consume at least 3 servings of whole grains daily


4.  Portion control

            Choose smaller portions and prevent portion distortion


5.  Eat regular meals throughout the day

            Monitor your progress and use the food guide pyramid to guide your food choices and the hunger  scale to guide your portion sizes


6.  Stay hydrated

            Be sure to drink fluids


7.  Meal planning

Schedule all of your eating events to make a game plan that includes a balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat


8.  Set short-term goals

            Assess your status and set SMART goals! Specific, measurable, appropriate, realistic, and time bound


9.  Incorporate physical activity into your daily life

            Gradually increase to make exercise fit into your lifestyle


10. Stress management

            Be sure to relax and get adequate sleep

            Let hunger guide your eating NOT stress