National Nutrition Month 2014 – Enjoy the Taste of Eat Right For Your Lifestyle

Have you ever heard from an advertisement that we have the right diet plan for you?  Did you try the diet plan and found out that it was not?  Well there is not right diet plan for everyone and there should not be.  Everyone has different food preferences and eating habits.  Therefore, it is best to have a lifestyle management eating plan than a diet plan.  Diets are temporary and it is hard to maintain a diet plan when it is based on what someone else wants you to eat.  Being on a healthy eating plan gives you chance to eat tasty healthy foods unlike eating the power shakes or frozen meals.   This eating plan allows you to find out what is the real joy of cooking and tasting healthy foods that you have personally made.

Here are some foods you will need to have as part of your healthy meal plan:

1. Make at least half your grains whole.  To eat more whole grains, substitute a whole-grain product for a refined product – such as eating whole-wheat bread instead of white bread or brown rice instead of white rice. It’s important to substitute the whole-grain product for the refined one, rather than adding the whole-grain product. (Reference: www.choosemyplate.gov )

2. Vary your veggies. Select vegetables with more potassium often, such as sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (paste, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soybeans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, and kidney beans.  (Reference: www.choosemyplate.gov )

3.  Go lean with protein. The leanest beef cuts include round steaks and roasts (eye of round, top round, bottom round, round tip), top loin, top sirloin, and chuck shoulder and arm roasts. The leanest pork choices include pork loin, tenderloin, center loin, and ham. Choose extra lean ground beef. The label should say at least “90% lean.” You may be able to find ground beef that is 93% or 95% lean.  Boneless skinless chicken breasts and turkey cutlets are the leanest poultry choices.(Reference: www.choosemyplate.gov )

What to know more tips then click the link below on the video.  You will learn that there’s no one diet that’s right for everyone and it’s important to follow a healthful eating plan that’s packed with tasty foods but keeps your unique lifestyle in mind.

Eat Right with a Healthy Lifestyle

Whatever your lifestyle, a registered dietitian can help develop a personalized eating plan that fits your unique nutritional needs and tastes.  Click here  to see  a Registered Dietitian from HEPSA Living Healthy.

For more information about National Nutrition Month go on to the website: http://www.eatright.org/nnm/#.UxEz-sRDuko

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