Personalize your eating plan because everyone is different.
March 2013, National Nutrition Month, provides a great opportunity and incentive to focus on healthful eating habits that meet your nutritional needs. Over the last two weeks, in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ national campaign, I discussed what “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” means to me and then focused in on “Eat Right.”
Now, let’s take a closer look at that second part: what “Your Way” implies.
A personalized eating plan can accommodate your food preferences, lifestyle, cultural traditions and spiritual needs in addition to addressing risk factors and disease issues. Develop a personalized eating and fitness plan that embraces flavor, texture, and preferences while addressing food aversions, allergies, or disease complications and meets your nutritional needs to support a joyous celebration of life lived to the full. When defining your way, keep in mind that we reap what we sow. Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial. You can have just about anything you want in food and level of physical activity, but you must take what comes with it because our choices have consequences.
Have you considered an eating plan?
Choose to address your specific needs with a healthy eating plan that accommodates your food preferences, lifestyle, schedule, priorities, appetite, and long-term health goals. Your way to health needs to be broad enough to include nutrition, attitude, toxin removal, undoing wrong habits, rest and sleep, exercise, sunshine, pure air and water. When you align your health-related behaviors, your way, with your specific needs, you can achieve the optimal level of health that your body is capable of expressing.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NIV)
“When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” (James 4:3 NIV)
A Registered Dietitian can provide invaluable help as you learn to eat right, your way, every day! It’s easy to locate an RD near you. At www.eatright.org click on the button to “Locate a Dietitian” and enter your zip code or area of expertise needed. Click here to learn more about National Nutrition Month .
Our Daily Bread
Come back next week as I continue my Eat Right, Your Way, Everyday series. I will discuss how to stay the course and be consistent in making daily health choices.
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