Healthy Eating Tip: There’s No Single Right Way to Eat

Younger Next Week

Elisa ZiedIn honor of National Nutrition Month®, my colleague Elisa Zied shares her tip to help you savor the flavor of eating right.

There’s no single right way to eat

Although I don’t believe there’s just one way to “eat right,” I encourage people to make time to really focus on and savor and taste their food—to be mindful when they eat or drink, so that their brains and bodies register that they’re being nourished and satisfied. Too many people eat on the go, while standing or when running from home to work or school or to catch a train or a bus. Before they know it, they’ve ingested hundreds of calories without even noticing. So, I say be in tune to when and how and what you’re eating. Eat when sitting down, preferably at a table. Pay attention, and limit distractions. The more in tune you are to what you’re eating, the more likely you’ll enjoy what you’re eating and have enough—but not too much.

Elisa Zied, MS, RDN, CDN is a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist. She is the author of four books including the award-winning Younger Next Week (Harlequin Nonfiction, January 2014) and recently created Food, Fitness & Fiction, a blog that celebrates her professional passions. Elisa lives in New York City with her husband and two sons, aged 17 and 13, and is currently working on her first young adult novel.

Jill Weisenberger

Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, CHWC, FAND, is a Nutrition, Culinary & Diabetes Expert, Wellcoach®-certified health and wellness coach, Freelance Writer, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator. She's also the author of four books, including a best-seller. She's a nationally-recognized media expert in high demand for print and online interviews, as well as corporate and one-on-one nutritional counseling. Jill's philosophy is that nutrition science should be understandable, realistic and oh so delicious.

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  1. Lillian Moore on April 27, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Thanks for the post! I love the idea of there being more than one way to eat. I find it interesting that you would need to be in tune with what and how you are eating as well as when. When I eat is a big problem for me since I stay up super late and eat later than normal. My weight doesn’t always like that fact and I end up storing extra fat that I really don’t want. I really appreciate your tips, I hope to be able to implement them into my life in the future.

    • Jill Weisenberger on April 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks for your comments Lillian. A healthful diet is about more than just what we eat.

  2. usaha siomay on May 28, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Hello Jill, your web tagline is nice. You simplify something complicated to be easily understood by anyone. Moreover, this is dedicated to providing a better understanding of healthy lifestyles, especially regarding food. Salute for you Jill!

    • Jill Weisenberger on May 29, 2016 at 10:52 am

      Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments Usaha!

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