There are really millions of things to know about nutrition, but nobody wants to read or write a 4,000 page manual of everything about nutrition. I referenced a short list of facts by the Disability Connection Newsletter.
- Define Nutrition — As with any goal, you are much more likely to reach your goal if you first understand what you are trying to achieve. Read magazine about health and nutrition to better define your goal.
- Think Nutrition — Consume the food and beverages that are best for your body. Remember the phrase, “you are what you eat.” Magazines about health and nutrition to help you select healthy meals.
- Exercise Often — There is no universal time or technique that works for everybody. The ideal exercise plan will also vary based on your goals and ability. Be careful. Contract with a personal trainer if that is an affordable solution for you. Exercise requires commitment and action, not necessarily a gym.
- Shop Wisely — Plan before you buy food. Check labels for ingredients, nutritional content. Know what you are buying, how much you are buying, and when the food expires.
- Control Portion Size — There are many excellent resources to help you determine the ideal portion size for you. You may like the ease of the internet site Choose My Plate, which according to the article I referenced, “shows what a healthy plate should look like.”
- Change the Menu — “No matter what your palate or diet may be, there are many resources to help you plan healthy and delicious meals. A great place to start is the What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl, which includes a large database of recipes that can be searched by ingredients, equipment you will need, dietary requirements, and more.”
Remember, nutrition and exercise are just part of healthy living.
Thanks to the Disability Connection Newsletter for inspiring me to write this post and, in some cases, providing content; Google for helping me find the Newsletter; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible to include the picture and text in this post.