How to Be Healthy Essay

823 Words Jul 22nd, 2013 4 Pages
Jorel Barnett
Speech 100 003
Informative Speech Outline

Specific Purpose: “To inform my audience about how to eat healthy.”

Central Idea: In this speech, I’ll be explaining why it is important to eat healthy, and give tips on what to do to initiate healthier eating habits.

Introduction:

Attention Getter: How many of you want to be healthy?

Credibility Material: My mom is a dietitian; which is a person who specializes in the study of food and nutrition in relation to health, and she’s always stressing to my brother and I to eat up vegetables and to eat fruit everyday.

Relevance to the Audience: Almost everybody knows that it's important to eat healthy. However, not everybody can explain exactly why. Healthy eating is
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II. Is healthy eating the same as going on a diet?

A. Healthy eating is not a diet. It means making changes you can live with and enjoy for the rest of your life. Diets are temporary. Because you give up so much when you diet, you may be hungry and think about food all the time. And after you stop dieting, you also may overeat to make up for what you missed.

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C. Eating a healthy, balanced variety of foods is far more satisfying. And if you match that with more physical activity, you are more likely to get to a healthy weight-and stay there-than if you diet.

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III. How to eat healthy?

A. It's easier than you think to start eating healthy! The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set guidelines for a healthy diet. The USDA's "MyPyramid" divides food into five groups and explains how much of each food group you need, as well as the benefits of each food group. Following the USDA's recommended dietary guidelines can help reduce the risk of some diseases, including heart disease.

B. Small changes can make a big difference to your health. Try incorporating at least six of the eight goals below provided by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition into your diet. Commit to incorporating one new healthy eating goal each week over the next six weeks.

1) Make half your plate fruits…