Chef Lynn Dugan shared that it’s possible that many of us are trying to return to healthier eating habits in the post-pandemic transition.
We may desire weight loss or just a return to a better balance in the foods we consume. Of course, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health.
We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds, and tastes! And as a registered dietitian/nutritionist, I am trained to tailor a healthful eating plan that is as special as you are.
That said, there is a place for all of us to start.
These are key to helping you return to a lifestyle of good nutrition:
- Include healthful foods from all food groups (see Fundamentals of Good Nutrition: USDA MyPlate).
- Learn how to read Nutrition Facts Panel (See Know What You Eat: the Nutrition Facts Label)
- Hydrate optimally (a place to start is 8 cups of water daily. Check out this article for more information)
- Avoid distractions while eating
- Take time to enjoy your food.