So is portion control, lean proteins and veggies, and the treadmill a healthy way to go to lose weight? Yes, yes, and yes. The USDA's 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommends lean protein choices, consuming fewer calories from foods and beverages in addition to increased physical activity for losing weight. The Mayo Clinic staff demystifies portion control in their "Guide to Portion Control For Weight Loss
." The slide show teaches how portions and serving sizes vary and gives suggestions on how to eat the right portions of fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats each day.