If you could point to one culprit in your diet, it might be added sugars. They bring calories without essential nutrients, drive up your blood sugar levels, and contribute to diabetes and other chronic diseases. Some foods with added sugars are obvious; they include candy, soft drinks, and desserts. Other sources of sugar, though, sneak into your diet, usually by way of processed foods.
Planning your meals can seem so complicated when you think about calories, food groups, protein, fiber, and other nutrients, and serving sizes. You can simplify it by making the Perfect Plate – here’s how! (Yes, it works with bowls, too!)