Ÿ Eat in Technicolor. The more color, the better.

Ÿ Eat whole grains.

Ÿ Dinner should be some protein and vegetables.

Ÿ Say NO to high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oil.

Ÿ Try not to eat carbs after 5 p.m.

Ÿ Try to eat a protein at every meal.

Ÿ Keep good snacks at hand; such as, hummus, fresh fruit and vegetables, Wasa crispbread, Laughing Cow Light Cheese, Skippy Natural peanut butter, raw almonds, sugar free Fudgesicles or Popsicles.

Ÿ It's not just about calories; it's the quality of the food. Eat a well-rounded, balanced diet, including vegetables, proteins and whole grains.