2000 Calories a Day The Healthy Way

Today, a healthful diet such as one low in calories or low in fat no longer means dull, tasteless eating. Nor does it mean complicated meal planning. Technology today, in the highly competitive food market, has resulted in the development of top quality, satisfying products. Nearly every food on the...

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Why 2000 Calories?

When developing the new food label, the Food and Drug Administration needed a base for % Daily Values -- a new feature to help customers see at a glance the fat and other nutrient content of a certain food. A mathematically simple 2,000 calorie-a-day diet was chosen so that consumers...

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Day 1: 2000 Calories a Day The Healthy...

BREAKFAST Egg’n Muffin (1 egg, 1/2 ounce ham, 1 slice low-fat cheese, 1 English muffin, 1 tsp. reduced-fat margarine) Orange Juice (1 cup) MORNING SNACK Fruit Yogurt (1 cup) & Bran Mix (1 T.) Water with Lime Twist (1 cup) LUNCH Tropical Chicken Salad (1.5 ounce chicken breast, 1/8 cup...

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Day 2: 2000 Calories a Day The Healthy...

BREAKFAST Toasted Oatbran Bagel (1 large) Light Cream Cheese (2 T.) Ripe Kiwi and Cantaloupe (1-1/2 cups) Skim Milk (1 cup) MORNING SNACK Dried Apricots (6 halves) and Nuts (1/4 cup) Diet Soda (12 ounces) LUNCH Roast Beef and Swiss on Rye (3 ounces lean roast beef, 1 ounce low-fat...

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Day 3: 2000 Calories a Day The Healthy...

BREAKFAST Cinnamon and Raisin Toast (2 slices) Bran Cereal (1 ounce) Sliced Peach (1) Reduced-fat Margarine (2 tsp.) Skim Milk (1 cup) MORNING SNACK Animal Crackers (11) Hazelnut Coffee (1 cup) Fat-Free Vanilla Cream (2 tsp.) LUNCH Healthy Banana Split (1 cup one percent low-fat cottage cheese, 1/2 banana, 1/2...

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Day 4: 2000 Calories a Day The Healthy...

BREAKFAST Cream of Wheat (3/4 cup with 1 teaspoon brown sugar) Low-Fat Bran Muffin (1 large) Real Orange Juice (1 cup) Skim Milk (1 cup) MORNING SNACK Cantaloupe and Watermelon Balls (2 cups) LUNCH Ham and Cheese Sandwich (3 ounces lean ham and 1 ounce sharp, light cheddar cheese on...

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