National Nutrition Month

March 7, 2019
Katherine Geoghagan, RD, LDN, CDE
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The month of March brings many reasons to celebrate… day light savings, signs of spring and for dietitians…  National Nutrition Month.   This month is the time of year that The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics brings to light the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical habits.

There is so much information out there about which eating plan is the best.  From paleo, keto, low fat, Mediterranean, as a person without a nutrition degree how do you know what is the right plan to follow?  How can you be sure the information you get is accurate or even safe?

The first thing you should you ask yourself is What are my goals?  What is it that I want to change?  That will help guide you to decide what plan is best for you.   Check with your insurance provider to see if nutrition education is a covered benefit.  If so, you can ask your doctor for a referral and let me help you come up with the right plan.

My Motto is “All foods can fit”.  I try to encourage people to enjoy all foods.  Food is fun and it is good and you should enjoy it.  Don’t feel guilty or dissatisfied with your food.  However, you do want to look at how often you are making unhealthy choices.  You really want to focus on eating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats daily.  Start your day off with old fashioned oats with berries and walnuts.  Add a spinach salad with oranges and grilled chicken for lunch.  For dinner try grilled fish tacos with mango salsa.  Needing something sweet?  Try frozen peaches or bananas.

Whether you are trying to lose weight, lower your cholesterol or control your diabetes the choices you make daily will have the biggest impact.  My favorite quote:

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to your success is found in your daily routine”  by John C Maxwell.