Savor the Flavor of Eating Right in March

March 17,2016

At the beginning of every year, you pledge to start making healthier food choices. Unfortunately, you never seem to honor this important promise to yourself. So far, this year hasn’t been any different. If you can relate to this scenario, don’t ever give up. In fact, March is National Nutrition Month. This worthwhile initiative is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. If you’re ready to begin your journey to better health, savor the flavor of eating right in March.

For many people, overhauling their diets seems like an overwhelming task. If you desire to accomplish this monumental task, start with small steps. For instance, you might benefit from making one to two beneficial changes to your diet each week for the next month. A few, simple ideas include:

  • Consuming more fiber
  • Swapping white bread with whole grain bread
  • Drinking the recommended eight glasses of water each day
  • Eating breakfast every morning
  • Limiting your consumption of caffeine
  • Exchanging your nightly dessert of processed carbohydrates for fresh fruit
  • Flavoring your food with spices instead of with sugar and fat
  • Switching from whole, dairy milk to low-fat, dairy milk, almond milk, or rice milk

To help you make the needed changes to your diet, consider starting a food journal. Whenever you eat something, write it down in your journal. At the end of every week, analyze your log for strengths and weaknesses. Encourage your immediate, family members to develop healthier eating habits too. Attempting a major lifestyle change alone is often difficult, but not impossible. Engaging your family members in your diet plan will increase your odds of success.

Before embarking on a journey to better health, schedule an appointment with your trusted physician. At Prime Med, a doctor can help you develop a dynamic wellness plan and schedule. This important plan will help ensure you receive dietary supplementation, routine vaccinations, and other preventative measures in a timely, efficient manner.