March is National Nutrition Month® (NMM) and every year there is a new theme to engage you, the public. NNM was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is intended to promote nutrition education, highlighting the importance of making informed food choices, and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
The theme for this year is “Put Your Best Fork Forward” when dining out and at home.
By putting your best fork forward and making healthful decisions, you hold all the power, literally and figuratively. You get to make the decisions on when, what, and how much you eat.
Remember, you already have the nutrition knowledge within yourself needed to make healthful decisions. You can choose what goes into your body and how much. It is now time to work on your confidence and empower you to make these decisions.
The process of becoming an intuitive eater and no longer being a dieter helps you become confident and regain trust in yourself to make these decisions. With intuitive eating you learn to listen to your body and fuel it with the food it wants.
When you eat intuitively you are putting your best fork forward.
Here are 3 tips to help you start your journey to putting your best fork forward:
- Be Mindful. Being mindful plays a key role in when, what, and how much you eat. If you tend to eat when you are distracted or in response to an emotion, it can be difficult to pay attention to what is on your fork. Instead, avoid distractions during meal times and sit at a table to truly enjoy what you are eating.
- Plan ahead. If you are going out to eat, look at the menu ahead of time. Nowadays there are plenty of healthful options at restaurants that allow you to choose a balanced meal. If you are making dinner at home, think about what you want to make the day before to ensure you have all the ingredients necessary to prepare your healthy meal when you get home.
- Explore. One of the great benefits of being an intuitive eater is no food is off limits. Take this month to explore the different tastes, textures, and temperatures of food to find out what you truly enjoy. You may be surprised that foods you thought you didn’t like you do!
It’s time to take charge and take the necessary steps that will empower you to make healthful decisions for yourself.
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