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What's a healthy diet look like? #EatItTweetIt

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  August 27, 2012 07:52 AM

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I've written before on this blog about my healthy eating philosophy: I don't dig fad diets. I follow the MyPlate guidelines as best as I can, and I track everything I eat with Lose It, an app that tracks my calories in, calories out, as well as my workouts.

But I've gotten many e-mails from people asking what following the MyPlate guidelines looks like. Here are the official guidelines for your reference, and I've also come up with something I'm hoping you will all participate in right along with me. Starting today and then every Tuesday, I'll post a photo of my most recent meal using the Twitter hashtag #eatittweetit. I'm working hard to follow the MyPlate guidelines, so this is what my plate looks like as a result:

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What I had: A banana, nonfat Greek yogurt, black coffee: Total calories: 231 #eatittweetit

Plus, I'll tell you about how many calories the meal is according to my Lose It database information. And, for my lunch-time meals, I'm joining Lose It's challenge to keep that meal under 450 calories.

One important note: I'm not telling you *what* to eat. I'm telling you what *I* eat, and I'd like to see what you eat. Once our Hometown Wellness Challenge starts, I'm hoping this simple task will help you log your food and exercise to help you earn easy points.

The other cool thing about this is that you'll be able to see what other people are eating and possibly get some ideas for healthy recipes. Check out the feed here.

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.

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Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at Boston.com. She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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