Swimsuit season is right around the corner and millions of people are looking to eat better or get in shape for the warm weather.


Just be careful how you do it said Penn Statue Nutrition Researcher Penny Kris-Etherton who preaches a balanced diet.


“As we hear about individual foods and their health benefits, it’s always important to think of them in the context of a healthy dietary pattern.”


There are many people who will read that a food is good or bad for you and then either completely avoid it or go overboard in consuming it.


Dietician Amanda Barnes said going overboard will also not get the desired results.


“I had someone [tell me] the other day that was eating over two pounds a day of avocados and carrots and wondering why they weren’t losing weight. Watching your portions is always important when you’re watching your weight.”


Variety, moderation and a balanced diet, that’s the key.

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