Intro & Goals
In this session, participants learn about energy balance and how reducing intake of kilojoules can lead to weight loss. Information about healthy eating is provided, including that fat and sugar should be limited, that vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and water are healthy and can contribute to weight loss.
Suggestions are provided for healthy food choices including how to use the “Foods to Choose” guide which provides common food choices guided by colors of a traffic light (red for avoid, yellow for caution, and green for a good choice). Suggestions are made for how to make gradual dietary changes for long-term health improvement.