2010 Diet Trends

The Diet Trends for the new year are more about mindful eating rather than a particular diet scheme.

The big focus for 2010 is being more aware of what you eat through food journaling.  A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive  Medicine showed participants who kept a food journal doubled their  weight loss. The simple act of writing down everything you eat and drink throughout the day makes you more aware of your eating habits and how much you are actually consuming.

Another new trend is to focus on eating more good foods, like fruits and veggies, instead of eating less bad foods.   Try consuming at least 4-5 veggies and 2-3 fruits daily.  These good foods are packed full of nutients and fiber and will make you feel fuller without all the calories and fat.

And finally, portion control.  Portion size tends to be much larger than it should.  Please refer to the attached chart for correct serving size.

http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/portion/servingcard7.pdf