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.
- 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 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.