The Importance of Healthy Eating

Many Americans are juggling a full time job, children, school or some variation of all three. This often means eating fewer meals at home and opting for restaurants or fast food places instead. There’s barely enough time to get errands done let alone go grocery shopping after a long day at the office. Energy and stress levels have been exhausted, and the last thing you want to do when you get home from work is spend your evening cooking in the kitchen and then cleaning up afterwards.

When eating out at a restaurant, the meal is usually higher in fat, sodium and calories compared to a fresh, home-cooked meal. Eating at big chain fast food places and restaurants means there is a 90% chance your meal will not meet the federal nutrition recommendations. The portions at restaurants and in the United States in general are four times larger than they were in the 1950s. When eating out and choosing a food item for a meal or snack, it does not always constitute the proper portion size because the serving size at restaurants consists of at least two servings according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. People don’t realize they are eating two servings of the bagel or muffin they grab along with their coffee to save time on the way to work. Will that time saved in the morning by skipping a homemade breakfast help bring a lifetime of health?

If you find yourself falling into this style of eating and are concerned about your weight, let Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute help you. With gastric bypass surgery in Merritt Island we help minimize or eliminate type 3 diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

The United State Department of Agriculture Centers for Nutrition Policy and Promotion released 2015-2020 dietary guidelines for Americans to help inform and explain what healthy eating habits should look like. They believe that eating a healthy diet for a lifetime prevents and reduces chronic diseases. The healthy eating pattern suggested by their dietary guidelines includes eating a rainbow colored variety of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, organic dairy products, nuts, seeds, lean meats, beans, and healthy oils.

At Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute, we understand that you may not have enough energy to make home-cooked meals after a long day at work. If you’re looking for rapid weight loss solutions in Melbourne, Florida and surrounding cities we are here to help you jump start your journey and provide the information you will need to thrive as a healthier version of you.