It’s March which means it’s National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward” meaning every bite counts. No one should be eating something because they have to. Eating is an experience that is meant to fuel your body and your mind. Listening to your body is as important as all the ways you take care of it. You want to create an eating style that incorporates your favorite, healthful foods and helps you reach your wellness and fitness goals.
You can create a more flexible eating style by experimenting with new, healthful ingredients and cooking at home. Try one new vegetable per week. Try one new recipe per week. Experiment with spices in the back of your spice cabinet. These are all ways to create your perfect eating style with more options that you enjoy!
Some people my automatically say they don’t like fruits or vegetables or “healthy” foods. But start writing a list of things you do like and I bet the list will surprise you! The most important things are to listen to your body, stick to the right portion sizes and stick to your eating style.
As always, remember there is a Registered Dietitian ready to help you with your nutrition needs. National Nutrition Month is all about bringing attention to proper nutrition and making people aware that Registered Dietitians can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.