How much you eat is as important as what you eat. You can gain weight if you eat and drink larger portions than you need. Use your plate as your guide. One way to help you get the nutrients you need is to build a “Healthy Plate”. Choosing a smaller plate may help you to eat smaller portions.
A Healthy Plate has at least 3 or 4 of the food groups from
Canada's Food Guide.
Vegetables and fruits give you lots of nutrients and fibre with fewer calories. People who eat more vegetables are more likely to be a healthy body weight. Aim for 7–10 servings of vegetables and fruit each day. Below are a few ideas using the Healthy Plate.
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