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Midday Fix: Dieting tips from registered dietitian Rene Ficek

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Rene Ficek


Focus on Calories
The number one contributor to gaining weight is eating more calories than what is burned.

Portion Control
Use proper portions

Avoid Harmful Preservatives
Eat real food and less processed foods. Whole foods with fiber will help fill you up with less calories

Eat Breakfast
When trying to reduce calories, do not skip meals, especially breakfast. Breakfast helps to increase metabolism (the calorie burning machine) throughout the day.

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Most of us don’t meet the fruit and vegetable serving recommendations. Focus on nutrient density – get all your vitamin and mineral recommendations without exceeding calorie limits.

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