Thou shall eat less fat than thy neighbor. Go from the average of 82g of fat a day down to 50 grams (recommended 30% guideline, on the conservative side). Fat is the number one dietary factor in heart disease and cancer in the U.S.
Thou shall exercise more than thy neighbor. Only 15% of U.S. exercises 3 times a week.
Thou shall weigh less than thy neighbor. 55% of the U.S. is currently overweight!
Thou shall floss or get a good pair of dentures. Periodontal disease may increase risk of heart disease, premature births, diabetes, and other health problems.
Thou shall get thy Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio to 3.5 or less. Have your physician measure it.
Thou shall eat more, yes more, whole-wheat carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. (See The Latest Fad Diets for more information.)
Thou shall not use tobacco products. They are the cause of the #1 preventable health problem in the U.S. You can never eat so well as to overcome the negative impact that tobacco has on your health.
Thou shall eat a diet moderate or low in sugar. One Coke or Pepsi has the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar per can. Soft drink consumption is currently 50 gallons per year for every man, woman and child in the U.S. That’s almost a 100% increase in the last 20 years.
Thou shall drink good tasting water. Get at least eight 8 oz cups per day. Bottled spring water or distilled often tastes a lot better than tap water.
Thou shall eat a variety of foods. There is no perfect food. There is no such thing as junk food. It’s how often and how much of anything you eat that matters. Moderation is the foundation upon which nutrition and good health are built.