These days, a wealth of nutrition information is at your fingertips. From diet books to newspaper articles, everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should be eating. It’s no secret that eating healthier is important to your overall wellbeing. Making the decision to start eating healthier doesn't have to involve major dietary restrictions. But where do you start?
The first principle of a healthy diet is simply to eat a wide variety of foods. This is important because different foods make different nutritional contributions. You should view healthy eating as an opportunity to expand your range of choices by trying foods -- especially vegetables, whole grains or fruits. A healthy diet doesn’t have to mean eating foods that are bland or unappealing, and you don't have to give up all of your favorite foods if your overall diet is balanced and rich in nutrients. Keep in mind that eating small portions of your food indulgences can help as well.
If you are trying to lose weight, the information gets even more confusing. Time after time, fad diets fail. They come out strong but fall short at consistent weight loss. In addition, these get-thin-fast concepts don’t often include essential vitamins and minerals.
Decide to take pride in yourself and your nutrition, and enjoy eating right. There are some basic nutrition concepts that can help you take those first steps toward a healthier, happier way of living.
Your healthy eating planning group is Patty Driver, Laurel Kopecky, Sarah Paris, Lori Wilson, Carol Yost, Kelley Adams-Verge, and Cindy Bilger.
Kelley Adams-Verge, CEBS, CWPM
Benefits & Wellness Manager
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