Sink Your Teeth Into Eating Healthy,
Simply Bite Into Good Nutrition:
Eating Healthy Doesn't Have to Bite!
Busy schedules can make healthy eating a chore. But there are ways to include healthy eating into your lifestyle; and it doesn't have to be unpleasant.
"Keep food fun", advises Donna Manring, Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR), Senior Consultant, Maun/Lemke Information Resource For Health Care and Public Relations Representative for the Madison District Dietetic Association. Donna is professional motivational speaker and is a sponsor for Lighten Up Wisconsin.
Eating healthy is choice! Your attitude will impact outcome. Choose to fuel your body with healthy food choices. Food should be an adventure. There are so many fun foods to choose from. One suggestion is to head back to the dining table for meals. Focus on good food and good conversation. Eating on the run or in front of TV makes it hard to track portion sizes. Americans are starting to return to the table to enjoy family, friends and yes the food.
All foods fit in a healthy diet if you remember portion size. Check out the produce section for cut up vegetables, shredded carrots, ready to eat fruit and other produce items to simplify your life. There are many ready to eat foods that are great time savers. Read the labels to make healthy food choices. Ingredients are listed in descending order by weight.
We're all so busy, try choosing convenience meals that are low in fat (watch sodium levels) and add additional vegetables or lean meats to kick it up. Double the vegetables add a salad with mixed greens, low fat/calorie dressing and again watch the portion sizes. Experiment with herbs and spices. Include whole grains, complex carbohydrates, low fat dairy choices and healthy snacks.
Americans spend more than 50 percent of food dollars on food eaten outside the home. Eating out can be healthy.
Ideas to reduce the fat/calorie level in foods are:
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