How to Fuel Your Body for Energy

If you have high cholesterol, your goal is to minimize the amount of saturated fat in your diet as well as limit foods that are high in cholesterol. Strive to consume 3g or less of saturated fat per serving of a food.

Because egg yolks contain the amount of cholesterol your body requires each day, individuals with high cholesterol should limit their egg yolk consumption to three per week.

Additionally, since shrimp contain a moderate amount of cholesterol, those with high cholesterol should enjoy, at the most, fifteen large shrimp (one serving) to minimize their cholesterol intake.

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4. Consistency

To help optimize your energy, fuel your body consistently each day by enjoying three wholesome nutrient-rich meals, along with two to three healthy and satisfying snacks.

Work to combine high-quality carbohydrates with a serving of lean protein to maximize your energy. Build meals that are comprised of at least three of the five foods groups. Choose snacks that contain a minimum of two food groups.

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The five food groups are:

  • Grains
  • Protein (fish, poultry, beef, eggs, beans, and nuts)
  • Dairy
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables

Think about quality food choices and work to eat mindfully, paying close attention to the appearance, aroma, flavor and texture of your food as well as how it feels in your stomach. Aim to eat until you are comfortably full.

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Enjoy the rewards of feeling energized throughout the day by fueling your body consistently and nutritiously.  

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