March is National Nutrition Month
Developing healthy eating habits not only keeps your body in good health and in great shape, but it also makes you feel wonderful! A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. That's why it is so important to eat nutrient-rich foods.
The most optimal way to incorporate a healthy eating regimen into your daily life is to ingest fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, dairy, fish/poultry and whole grains. It is wise to limit your intake of processed foods, red meat, oil and high sodium sugary snacks. Another important aspect of eating healthy is to hydrate your body with plenty of water each day.
There are a lot of resources available to educate yourself on specific foods you can eat to maintain good physical health and emotional well-being.
It seems that many people get gung ho about eating healthy on January 1^st. Soon after the new year begins, the resolution fades and people go back to old habits. So how can you stay on track?
* Set clear goals
* Associate with friends and others who practice healthy living
* Practice self-discipline
* Avoid junk food purchases
* Set a limit on wine and alcohol
* Hire a personal coach or team up with a friend for support