Pursuing a balanced and
healthy lifestyle can feel overwhelming at times. We are bombarded with
countless tips and tricks on social media, television, and articles on how to
achieve happiness by losing weight and looking our best. But what if the desire
to become our best selves went deeper than that?
At Momentum, we believe
that focusing on nutrition and leading a healthy life allows us to reach our
full potential. In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, we would like to share about the role nutrition plays
in aligning our wellness. National Nutrition Month is an annual awareness
campaign that promotes the importance of choosing healthy food and the value of
If you are committed to
pursuing a more nutritious lifestyle, try out these strategies during National
all year long!
Hone your skills.
Developing skills in the
kitchen will allow you to be creative with your food. Start by keeping healthy
ingredients in your home so they are always within arm’s reach. Understand how
to read nutrition facts panels on packages to include healthy items in the
recipes you choose, and learn about proper home food safety so that you and
your family can share meals together in a healthy environment.
Focus on variety.
When it comes to
nutritious eating, variation is the name of the game. As you plan what to eat,
make sure to include all food groups and try out new flavors in your recipes.
Mixing up ingredients will open up a world of possibility in the kitchen! If
you commit to keeping your menu exciting, you’ll enjoy every meal—but don’t don’t forget to
stay hydrated and practice portion control along the way.
Plan your meals.
Making healthy eating choices
can also include planning your meals and anticipating future eating choices. At
the beginning of each week, choose a few recipes to make ahead of time and
stick to that grocery list. This allows you to be prepared rather than wait
until the day-of to make your food decisions. If you know you will be at work,
traveling, or dining out, be thoughtful when perusing menus at restaurants and
lean toward healthier options.
Consult a professional.
If you’re interested in
receiving personalized nutrition advice, you should consider meeting with a
Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN). These experts assist you in achieving
your health goals in ways that are specialized to you. Consult your doctor and
ask for a referral if this sounds like something you would like to pursue.
Most importantly, have fun! Commiting to nutrition does not have to be a burden or
boring endeavor. These recommendations can drastically improve your experience
in the kitchen and result in many beneficial outcomes for you and your family.
Reach out to Momentum today to learn more and speak to our experienced and
friendly staff. We are here to support you on your health journey!