Look at the health value of foods, not their calorie counts.

Many foods that are low in calories are high in carbohydrates and sugar, thereby nearly negating the low calorie count. Foods with more protein and less carbohydrates have been proven to be healthier. Plus, there is absolutely no nutritional need for foods with added sugars.


  1. Select foods with a balanced (1:1) ratio of carbs to protein.
    Check the nutritional label of the foods you eat to determine the ratio of carbohydrates to protein.
  2. Avoid foods with a ratio of 5:1 (or higher) carbs to protein.
  3. Stick to eating foods with less than 10 grams of sugar.
    Find a healthier alternative to high-sugar foods.
  4. For one week, have your favorite drink or food without added sweetener (artificial sweetener or sugar).
    If you want to take it even further, replace all the juice, soda, and other sugary beverages in your house with water, tea, coffee, or any other unsweetened drinks.


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