There are many reasons why people want to start eating healthier. Whether it’s to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight or reduce your chances of getting a chronic disease—getting control of your eating habits is all about managing your nutrition. Nutrition management is where we understand good nutrition and pay closer attention to what we eat to help maintain or improve our health.
However, you may be wondering, “where do I even start?”
As an expert, I have found that taking a whole-body approach and partnering with my patients to create a complete plan helps manage nutritional goals on a more consistent basis. You can easily start making healthier food choices now by trying my top 4 tips:
- Read the label before buying food. Many of the foods we consume have a lot of sodium which doesn’t bode well on the heart.
- Stay away from saturated fats and try to increase baked and grilled foods.
- If vegetarian, incorporate 2 tablespoons of flaxseed every day or enjoy fatty fish 2 times a week to increase the omega three in your diet.
- Eat small frequent meals as opposed to 3 large meals a day. This keeps your metabolism going and maintain a steady insulin level in the blood.
If you’re interested in nutrition management, contact your primary care doctor to get started on a plan to better support you with your overall goals.