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Step 2: Eat Better
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Step 2: Eat Better: Choices
A healthy lifestyle is made up of lots of small choices. Below, we offer a few ideas -- ways that you can improve your eating habits by choosing to do things just slightly differently.

If you normally... then try this instead!
use whole or 2% milk use fat free milk
drink soda drink diet soda or 100% juice
eat dessert eat fruit for dessert
have second helpings put the food away as soon as you serve
eat big portions eat off a smaller plate
eat a lot of white bread or pasta go for a variety of whole-grain foods
use butter try oils low in saturated fats
eat fast food on the road pack fruits and vegetables for car rides
eat red meat Prepare lean cuts of beef or pork, skinless chicken or turkey, or fish
snack on chips and junk food keep fruits and veggies in the fridge instead
skip breakfast try eating a healthy breakfast each day
fry your food grill or roast your food instead

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