Even though we’re three months into the new year, it’s not too late to start developing healthy eating habits.
March is also known as National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness on the importance of making informed food choices and developing physical activity habits.
With this month, don’t be afraid to start your New Year’s resolutions with keeping these tips in mind.
- Choose healthier options: Keep a well-balanced diet that contains high sources of protein, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. Also, be sure to include options that are fat-free or low in fat. Cut out added sugars but using naturally occurring substitutes in food and beverage products.
- Utilize your kitchen: Spend more time cooking at home rather than dining out or grabbing fast food on the go. Food prepared at restaurants is often loaded with added sugars, while cooking at home avoids added sugars that you’re not aware of.
- Find healthier options when dining out: Most restaurants have healthy options. Look for items that are steamed or roasted, and ask for your sauce, dressing, or cheese on the side. You can also try for meals that have smaller portions or eat half of your meal in the restaurant, and take the rest home.
- Practice mindful eating: Become more mindful of what you’re eating, when you’re eating, why you’re eating, and how much you’re eating. Mindful eating is conscious approach to making better eating choices.