Food and Nutrition

Eating Well

Eating well is probably the greatest single factor contributing to your weight loss and overall health. You want the ideal - eat tasty meals, enjoy your food, improve your health and lose weight at the same time.

The good news is that all this is possible with a little bit of planning and keeping track of things you eat.

USDA Food Pyramid

The United States Department of Agriculture's Food Guide Pyramid is based on multiyear, multiple component research process of scientific research. Many respected organizations were involved into its development, including National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine.

The Food Pyramid defines building blocks of a healthy diet, starting from the foundation - grains and vegetables and all the way to fats, oils, and sweets.

MyNetDiary follows USDA guidelines and recommendation, and uses its formulas to calculate recommended daily intakes and plan weight loss.

Few Tips

  • Plan in advance. Keeping track of what you eat is no good if you keep going overboard with foods. You want to be proactive and plan you meals in advance, to meet your nutrition goals.
  • Vary your foods. There are many healthy choices available, and you might want to treat yourself with your favorite burger or chocolate once in a while. Just make sure that you stay within your nutrition plan on average - this is where food diary helps. You do want to enjoy your life and make it a lifestyle change.