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