Medical Weight Loss Clinic of Tri-State Blog


October 21st, 2013 by

Good nutrition practices are a key factor to your weight loss and maintenance success, but another part of “watching what you eat” is just as important: practicing food safety. Take preventative measures to ensure that you and your family are really eating healthy.

Keep It Clean:

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm, soapy water before, during, and after food preparation
  • Clean fruits and vegetables in cold water prior to cutting.
  • Make sure you always start with clean counter surfaces.
Make Sure It’s Cooked:
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure meat and seafood are cooked to proper temperatures.
  • Never eat anything with raw eggs or containing raw eggs.
Don’t Forget the Leftovers:
  • Don’t let perishable items cool on the counter or sit out for more than 2 hours without putting them away.
  • Make sure your refrigerator is set to 40 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler.
  • If in doubt (about the freshness of your food), throw it out.

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