(3/15/2013) Eating right is essential to keeping your body running at its best. As part of National Nutrition Month recognition, McLeod Loris Seacoast is offering a Nutrition Series to encourage everyone to develop a healthy eating plan that incorporates individual food choices and preferences.
"There is no one way to eat that is right for everyone," says McLeod Loris Seacoast Registered Dietitian Deanna Fisher. "Meeting with a Registered Dietitian can help you tailor healthy living around your lifestyle. Incorporating healthy foods you LOVE helps make the changes part of your lifestyle."
The Nutrition Series is designed to make it a little easier for guests to determine how to make the best diet decisions and modifications to develop a healthy eating plan. Join us for the next seminar in the series:
The Truth about Fad Diets – Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at NMB Aquatic & Fitness Center
Here are a few things you can incorporate into your lifestyle daily to help make sure you eat right.
Personalize your eating style: The easiest way to get the nutrients your body needs is to eat healthy foods you enjoy. Finding good-for-you foods that please your palette makes eating healthfully special and exciting
Eat for your lifestyle: Athletic, vegetarian/vegan, corporate and family lifestyles all have special nutritional needs, but eating right can be easy and tasty with attention to those foods that best help get you through the day.
Incorporate cultural and ethnic traditions: Foods from around the globe often incorporate an abundance of unique, flavorful and nourishing ingredients. Keep traditions alive and bring the world to your family's table.
Keep health concerns in mind: A healthy eating plan can help prevent and treat a variety of health concerns. With modification and moderation, you can still enjoy many of your favorite foods while meeting your nutritional needs and health goals.
Arrange your plate: Fill half of your plate with your favorite fruits and vegetables; keep protein portions lean and about three ounces; make at least half of your grain choices whole grains; and be sure to include low-fat or fat-free dairy.
"Incorporating these options into your diet daily, offers the flexibility to make choices that will create a healthy eating pattern while meeting nutrient needs and staying within calorie limits," Fisher said.
To learn more about this or upcoming seminars offered by McLeod Loris Seacoast, please call (843) 390-8326.