Food for Thought

Tools

Story Updated: Mar 4, 2013

Experts share their top tips for eating healthy and staying within calorie limits.

As we welcome March, we also welcome National Nutrition Month. So if your New Year's resolution to eat healthier is starting to wane, here's a little inspiration.

The experts at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics remind you that there's no "one size fits all" diet. You need to tailor your diet to your lifestyle

When you're busy with business, planning ahead can help you stay within calorie limits. If you're trapped at your desk all day, keep single-serve packages of crackers, fruit, peanut butter, low-sodium soup or canned tuna in a drawer nearby.

If your car is your office or home-away-from-home pack portable foods like granola bars, fresh fruit, trail mix, or single-serve whole-grain cereal.

When you're cooking for a family, think of that meal as a chance to be a healthy role model. And involve the kids by asking them to make the salad or pick the vegetable. Save time, by choosing ingredients that can be used in more than one meal make a little extra grilled chicken for chicken salad or fajitas the next day.

Remember, a vegetarian meal can be just as tasty and satisfying as one with meat. Try vegetable chili, pasta primavera or veggie pizza.

And lastly, if you find a recipe that works, start a file of favorites.

For more healthy eating tips, the National Nutrition Month website is filled with ideas to make sure your March is magnificent.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the health news that matters to you.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 250 Characters Left

WBNG and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.

Featured Professional

Physical Therapy & Chiropractic

Southern NY Physical Therapy and Chiropractic PLLC

With many years of biomechanical correction, strength, and nutritional training and education under our belt we have treated many patients with conditions ranging from whiplash to scoliosis to herniated discs. We have had stunning success with these conditions and many others. Patients seeking treatment at Southern New York Physical Therapy & Chiropractic are assured of receiving only the finest quality care, because we have a genuine concern for your well-being and long-term health. Please refer to our technology page for further information. Our clinic recognizes this new technology can help many patients who have had little success with other conservative treatment. Spinal Decompression has been the most important medical advance in the non-surgical, non-invasive treatment of back pain in the past 10 years. This FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology is presently being utilized by neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractic physicians, family physicians, pain specialists, and physical therapists across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. We now can help patients that prior to Spinal Decompression would have had to live in pain for the rest of their lives. They come to us when other treatments have failed to give them relief.

With many years of biomechanical correction, strength, and nutritional training and education under our belt we have treated many patients with conditions ranging from whiplash to scoliosis to herniated discs. We have had stunning success with these conditions and many others. Patients seeking treatment at Southern New York Physical Therapy & Chiropractic are assured of receiving only the finest quality care, because we have a genuine concern for your well-being and long-term health. Please refer to our technology page for further information. Our clinic recognizes this new technology can help many patients who have had little success with other conservative treatment. Spinal Decompression has been the most important medical advance in the non-surgical, non-invasive treatment of back pain in the past 10 years. This FDA cleared Spinal Decompression technology is presently being utilized by neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, chiropractic physicians, family physicians, pain specialists, and physical therapists across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. We now can help patients that prior to Spinal Decompression would have had to live in pain for the rest of their lives. They come to us when other treatments have failed to give them relief.