Healthy Living Tip: Think Beyond Food
Eating right is about so much more than what foods we put into our bodies. How we eat is of equal importance! Mindful eating allows us savor the foods we eat, find more joy and contentment in a meal, and be able to recognize hunger and fullness cues.
- Eat without distractions – turn off the TV, put away the computer, and focus on your food.
- Set the table and plate your food – make the meal an enjoyable experience.
- Pause in the middle of the meal to assess your fullness. Try to recognize when your body is truly satisfied.
Healthy living goes beyond food. Try to prioritize better self-care as well. This means doing something each day that brings you joy and relieves stress. Make a list of the things that you enjoy (going for a walk, learning a new skill, volunteering, painting, etc.), and try to incorporate them into your daily routine!
Rebecca Bitzer, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD is an award-winning registered dietitian who is both a seasoned nutrition counselor and successful business owner of Rebecca Bitzer & Associates. Rebecca has been passionate about helping clients overcome their eating issues for over twenty-five years. Rebecca pioneered a collection of Empowered Eating programs, including the REBEL Against Dieting program, which is designed to provide education, personalized care, and insight into a healthy, happy life that does not include dieting.
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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