So this month is National Nutrition Month. When you think about eating healthy; it is important to eat the right type of food in your diet.

National Nutrition Month

In the first place, the Academy of Nutritionists and Dietetics want everyone to eat healthy. At the same time, they hope that everyone learns about the best food options available. First and foremost, the Academy’s website as noted above has a lot of recipes and videos available on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Let’s Change Unhealthy Eating Habits

No doubt, it is hard to change a lifetime of eating unhealthy. But, by taking baby steps, you can start eating healthier. For instance, in the morning substitute a croissant for a whole grain piece of toast or an egg and yogurt. When you’re reaching for snacks, try to substitute foods that are high in sugar for healthier fats, such as almonds, pistachios or vegetables and fruit.

If you have a sweet tooth, try to eat dark chocolate, fruit or yogurt. For dinner, try to substitute fatty food for good fat. Another important tip is to eat smaller portions. Also, eat slowly. In addition, take your time eating. When you eat too fast, chances are you’re still hungry a little bit later.

Since many individuals eat mindlessly; it is important to identify some of our unhealthy habits. Be sure to visit my Mindful Eating post for some ideas on making healthier food choices. By identifying some of your eating habits; you’re likely to notice what you need to do to change some of your bad eating habits. Moreover, if you’re not hungry, don’t eat.

Super Foods

Let’s start incorporating some super foods into our daily diet. When you eat the right type of food, you will be losing weight as well as being much healthier. Some examples of super food are:

  • Apples
  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Blueberries
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Kale
  • Oatmeal
  • Spinach
  • Salmon

National Nutrition Month Tips

Are you ready to make smarter food choices? The following tips can help get you started.

  • Change your food portion size. When you eat smaller amounts, you’re liable to get full faster and lose weight.
  • Above all, try to cook healthier. Of course, it is easy to make a few small substitutions when you’re cooking. For example, use real butter and olive oil. Visit my Williams Sonoma Food Health Happiness post for some great ideas on cooking healthy.
  • When you’re dining out, order fish. Another option is to split a meal with someone you’re dining with.
  • Also, eat more fruit and vegetables.
  • Exercise.

Next time you’re out grocery shopping, spend more time in the produce aisle.

As always, I welcome your comments.

Happy National Nutrition Month!