Nutrition

We know what we are supposed to do:  

  • eat five a day of fruit and vegetables 

  • have a diet high in protein and grains 

  • drink plenty of water 

  • try to avoid 

fat 

salt 

sugar

alcohol

caffeine

processed foods.   

 

Try to spend more time cooking food from basics.  Maintaining a healthy diet takes time to plan meals, buy fresh food and cook it. With our busy lifestyles, many people do not find the time, but we should make the time as our health is so important.

 

Other recommendations include:

  • Eating five servings of fruit and/or vegetables every day

  • Eating three servings of low-fat dairy every day

  • Replacing candy with unsalted nuts

  • Eating fish two times a week

  • Consuming less than two alcoholic drinks per day

  • Replacing processed carbs with whole grains

  • Replacing juice and soda with water

  • Only eating when you’re hungry

  • Not skipping meals

  • Eating slowly to give yourself time to digest

 

You should keep in mind that there is no “one best diet” for everyone because we all have different lifestyles, genetics, and needs. Your doctor can help you decide what diet changes are best for your unique situation.

  • Drinking plenty of fluids

  • Avoiding fast food

  • Using a food diary or a calorie-counting app

  • Making sure to eat protein

  • Dumping junk food

  • Eating mindfully

  • Avoiding fried foods

  • Taking the skin off of chicken or turkey

  • Reading nutrition labels while shopping

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