Lesbians are nearly twice as likely to be overweight than straight women, and young gay white men are at increased risk for eating disorders. Based on these statistics alone, it is clear that eating healthy has specific significance for the LGBT community. But eating healthy doesn’t have to be about strict regimens or depriving yourself of foods you love. In fact, food should be a source of pleasure. Learn some basics about nutrition and incorporate them into your routine in a way that works for you. Eat more local fresh vegetables, try more grains, legumes and fruits you don’t normally eat, and drink more water.
Visit the CDC website to read some additional information and healthy eating tips.