Reducing Fat, Sodium, and Sugar

By: Kyle Tam

Cutting Down on Fat

Here are 5 tips on how to cut down on fat!
  • Select poultry, fish, dried beans, peas, and lean meats for proteins.
  • Substitute plain low fat yogurt, whipped cottage cheese, or buttermilk for sour cream or mayonnaise.
  • Use low fat and skim milk products instead of whole milk.
  • Read labels to determine the amount and types of fat in foods.
  • Roast, boil, bake, or broil rather than fry.

Limiting Sodium in your Diet

Here's 5 tips on how to cut down on sodium!

  • Substitute herbs and spices for salt when preparing food.
  • Taste your food before adding additional salt.
  • Use lemon just or balsamic vinegar instead of salt on vegetables or fish.
  • Eat fewer salty snack items such as pretzels and chips.
  • Read labels and compare foods at the supermarket and buy those without added salt.

Reducing Sugar in your Daily Consumption

Here's 5 tips on how to cut down on Sugar!

  • Serve fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks rather than candy and cookies.
  • Drink fruit juice or unsweetened tea instead of soft drinks.
  • Add fruit to unflavored yogurt rather than buying flavored yogurt.
  • Use spices for flavor instead of sugar.
  • Read labels to determine sugar content.