Living a healthy lifestyle begins with eating a balanced diet. To perform at your peak and reduce your risk of chronic disease, you have to fuel your body properly. Unfortunately, that can be easier said than done. With all the purported quick fixes which are simply marketing strategies for fad diets and weight loss products, it is understandable how some people are left wondering what to eat. At the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), we aim to take the guess work out of healthy eating. That's why we prepared the Nutri-Facts series which addresses a variety of nutrition and weight management topics to help you make informed food choices that will nourish your body and keep you healthy for life.