Did you make a resolution to lose weight this January? If so, Market Basket can help you by providing many fresh fruits and vegetables which are low in calories and high in nutrition and fiber. People who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables state they feel full, which decreases snacking on high calorie, high fat foods throughout the day. Low on time? Check out the assortment of small, single-servings of fruits and veggies in our fresh produce section. Market Basket also sells delicious, single-serving salads to go. Fruits and vegetables are fresh and provide nutrients vital for health, such as potassium, dietary fiber, folate and vitamin C. Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories.
Losing weight also requires monitoring carbohydrate intake. Read food labels to determine how many carbohydrates, per serving, in your food packaging. How many carbohydrates do you need each day? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is 45 – 65% of total calories consumed. If you are on a 1200-calorie diet to lose weight, your intake of carbohydrates are between 540 – 780 calories each day from carbohydrates. There are 4 calories in one gram of carbohydrate, which means your recommended carbohydrate grams for 1200 calories is 135 – 195 grams a day. The remainder of your calories should come from fat and protein. Protein should be approximately 15% of total calories and fat 30% of total calories.