|National Nutrition Month
It’s time to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” to celebrate National Nutrition Month! Every March is a reminder to commit to healthy eating and physical activity.
Tips to Try –
- What can you do to change or improve your habits? Small changes add up over time. Change one habit at a time for long-lasting results.
- Would you like to lose weight? It’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle. For motivation, check out Day 1 Motivation, Motivation, Motivation in The Food Is My Friend Diet.
- Would you like to include more fruits and vegetables in your diet? Add a fruit with breakfast. Add more veggies to a sandwich at lunch. Eat a fruit for an afternoon snack. Make half the plate a big salad for dinner.
- Would you like to be more active? What do you like to do? Walk? Go to the gym? Jog by yourself? Join a running group? Clean house? Dance? There’s something for everyone.
It’s All About Prevention –
A healthy lifestyle prevents health problems before they start. Who wants to take a lot of medications or spend time in the hospital?
More Tips –
Do you spend a lot of money on coffee drinks and snacks? Go grocery shopping on the weekend to buy healthy snacks, such as popcorn, bags of nuts, string cheese, yogurt or fruit.
Try cooking more at home. Begin with a meal plan for the week. When you have a plan, you will be less tempted to grab something quick on your way home from work. Besides, eating at restaurants can load on the calories, as well as extra amounts of sodium to your meals.
It’s Your Live –
Your goal is to create a create a healthy lifestyle that you are willing to do over your lifetime. For science-based experts that you can trust, find a registered dietitian nutritionist in your area. Check out www.eatright.org and be the best that you can be.
Happy National Nutrition Month!!
|National Nutrition Month
March is my month to shine, because it’s National Nutrition Month. The theme this year is Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle. If you are already biting healthy, bravo. If not, now is a good time to practice.
Set some goals for a healthy lifestyle:
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle and eat fewer calories
- Choose plenty of healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts
- Be physically active every day
- Aim for 150 minutes a week of moderately intense physical activity. It will strengthen bones and muscles, reduce stress, and increase energy.
By achieving a healthy weight, you will reduce your risk of a chronic disease. Sound good to you?
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Everyone has unique tastes and habits. For National Nutrition Month this year, why not go global? Fine tune your eating habits to include healthy foods from around the world. To make it easy, use the USDA’s MyPlate as a guide.
- · Make half the plate fruits and vegetables. For Asian Indian, try fruit chutney; for Middle Eastern, try grilled pineapple (yum); for Latin American, try a mango smoothie or cactus salad, for Asian, try stir-fried greens, for African, try baked pumpkin sprinkled with cinnamon (so healthy!).
- · Make about one-quarter the plate protein, such as lean meats, black beans or tofu. How about making a Chinese dish with stir-fried chicken or tofu with bok choy, snap peas, carrots and bean sprouts?
- · Include one-quarter of the plate with grains – Half of the day should be whole grains. Ever try quinoa from Latin America? Or whole grain couscous from Africa?
- · Add some calcium to get all the nutrients you need. Low fat or fat free milk, yogurt or cheese would be good choices. Go Greek. Try tzatziki sauce, a creamy dressing made from yogurt, garlic and cucumber.
March is my favorite month. It’s a reminder how much I enjoy helping people eat healthfully. For lots of tips and useful resources check out, http://www.eatright.org/nnm/