Another good source of protein can be plant-based. Legumes, soy, tofu, nuts and seeds are great sources of protein, but keep portion sizes in check. Pre-measure a serving to help ensure you do not overindulge.
Contrary to popular belief, fat is your friend. It provides energy, protects organs and provides insulation. But like protein, it needs to be consumed in moderation and should not comprise most of your daily caloric intake.
Watch out for saturated and trans fats by choosing low-fat dairy and protein foods and limiting the amount of fried foods and high-fat snacks and desserts you eat on a regular basis.
Plant fats that are found in canola oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, and omega-3s that are found in fish should be your main source of fat. Try to consume two four-ounce servings of fish each week.
Keeping these healthful tips in mind should help you get a great healthy start in 2014.
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