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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.

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