March is a month that many will be re-focusing on good nutrition. And since it’s National Nutrition Month here in the US, why not?
First off, everybody knows how easy it is to get off track. You’re running to and from work, with the kids, to the doctor’s, doing chores, etc., etc. It’s so easy to just grab something, go by the drive-thru, or just slap anything together that may or may not be healthy for you. Any change we make has got be easy and practical. Eatright.org lists some pointers that give you an idea of where to start. The following are three that I liked:
- Include a variety of healthful foods from all of the food groups on a regular basis. Mix it up, people! For example, instead of potato chips, put in a side salad. Better yet, take a few minutes at night or on the weekend to plan your meals ‘cause who has time in the mornings, right?
- Consider the foods you have on hand before buying more at the store. A good shopper knows this one by heart – make of list of what’s really needed. This allows you make well thought out choices while avoiding waste and overbuying.
- Be mindful of portion sizes. I love this tip!! This really works for me. I still eat what I love just in mini-me sizes. This allows you to bump up the number of meals per day and still enjoy what your favorites.