9.10.2013

No More Diets


The best part of my job is helping people discover their own path to living a healthier life. I think sometimes when people make appointments with me, they think they are going to walk into the food police and are never going to get to eat foods they love and enjoy. So wrong!

I am a believer that all foods fit, just not in all shapes and sizes. There really are no bad foods, there are really bad portion sizes.

We have gotten so accustomed to what our minds think a portion size is, unfortunately, that is not what our body needs.  I have been using the plate method, or the new food guide pyramid known as MyPlate, for my 12 years as a dietitian. It is the easiest way to control portion size and establish balance.

Balance is the other component to eating well. When you take foods or food groups out of your diet, you are not combining the right nutrients to fuel your body or control your hunger. Each persons balance is different and that is where a registered dietitian comes in to help each individual discover their balance.

If you are struggling with cravings, eating large quantities of food, disrupted sleep patterns, low energy levels and decreased physical activity, your balance is off and needs to be restructured. Take an opportunity to meet with a registered dietitian to find your balance, feel energetic and live the healthiest life you can. 

You only have one life, make it the best one you can!  

To locate a Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian near you: http://www.hy-vee.com/health/hy-vee-dietitians/default.aspx

If you do not have a Hy-Vee close to you, find one nationally here:http://www.eatright.org/iframe/findrd.aspx