Last week nearly 100 people attended our “Ask a Dietitian” panel discussion! There were a lot of great questions and conversations. In case you missed it (or would like a recap), we wanted to share our top 5 takeaways.
1. Try the plate method. Fill your plate halfway with vegetables, a quarter with a protein, and a quarter with starch or grains. Be mindful not to over indulge in starchy vegetables such as corn or potatoes.
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3. Stop county calories! Calorie counting isn’t always a good method to ensure proper nutrition. You can meet your calorie count with junk food or with whole foods, but your body will process them in a completely different way.
4. Eat what is in season. Eating produce that is in season will save you money and ensure a better product.
5. Eat what Mother Earth gave you. We live in a world where we have access to cheap, chemical-filled foods. Your body is not meant to break down all of those artificial properties. Skip the chips and cookies—focus on whole foods naturally found on Earth such as nuts, fruits, vegetables, herbs, etc.