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March is “National Nutrition Month”

It’s common knowledge that a healthful diet is an important part of a healthful lifestyle, but most people have trouble figuring out what to do when planning a complete diet overhaul. During National Nutrition Month®, the American Dietetic Association reminds everyone that an easy way to focus on eating better is to start with the basics: build your nutritional health from the ground up. Keep these factors in mind when selecting foods:

Look locally: From farmer’s markets to community supported agriculture, you have many options to find new, fresh foods in your area.

Make calories count: When choosing between food options, focus on the one with more vitamins and nutrients ~ not necessarily the one with fewest calories. To figure out how many calories you need to achieve a healthy weight, visit http://www.mypyramid.gov.

Test your taste buds: A healthy eating plan emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy and includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans and nuts. However…expand your horizons! Try a fish you’ve never eaten before or find a new vegetable recipe.

Trick yourself with treats: A healthful diet doesn’t mean deprivation. If you have a sweet tooth, have fruit and yogurt for dessert. If you want a snack in the afternoon, have some trail mix or nuts. There is no reason to go hungry just because you’re making healthful changes.

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This information was provided by HealthQuest Physical Therapy and Wellness Centers: Return to Work, Return to Life, Return to Play.  To learn more about HealthQuest Physical Therapy services and how we can help you recover from an on-the-job injury, regain your independence and get back to living your life, or return to the physical activities you love visit our website at www.hqpt.com.

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Written by Brooks Juneau

April 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm

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