“Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently - they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
It seems as if Steve Jobs is summarizing me. As a registered dietitian there is a lot of scientific facts known and not known about the human body, our metabolism, and how nutrition can effect our body. With more and more information than ever before the challenge of juggling our nutrition, meeting our needs, while still savoring our food becomes a real juggling act. I have been criticized by some taunting my individualistic, rebel personality. I am proud of who I am. Perhaps those critics have hidden agendas. I look at this quality as an opportunity to capitalize on the premise that nutrition is not a "one-size" fit all concept. Just as all of us are different, we need basic nutrition, but it can be individualized to meet our personalized nutrition needs.
Being the optimist right now is very important in today's economy environment. With this concept it is important to chose nutrient rich foods. That isn't as difficult as one might think. Making this one change can enable us to change our perspectuve of how we eat and our food. With this little premise this creates a foundation for healthier eating patterns Evolution is necessary even with the way we think about food our nutrition.
TARGET MORE BANG FOR THE BUCK:
By this I mean you want more for less. Yes, that is actually possible with nutrition and the foods you eat. If you choose nutrient-foods that are loaded with vitamns and minerals.
How is this possible - choose MORE of these foods in your choices:
• Brightly-colored fruits and 100% fruit juice
• Vibrantly-colored vegetables and potatoes
• Whole, fortified and fiber-rich grain foods
• Low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese and yogurt
• Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans and nuts
Eating in a calm environment, taking time for you allows you to savior your food. I am thinking you have been told thousands of times to slow down when you are eating. These little steps helps you enjoy your food, helps your body use the food more effective to send those signals to the right places that you are getting full and even possibly help you not to over eat.
Just like many things we are experiencing now, everything old is new again. Simpify your perception of what is good nutrition, get back to the basics, allow yourself to enjoy what you are eating, and target the foods that will give you the nutrient packed nutrition to make you a better you.
For an additional resource, here is a download that will help further elaborate on these ideas: