Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Clean Your Diet

It’s time to shed that winter weight, get off the couch, and clean up your diet.  Spring has arrived.  There’s more sun, and with that comes more energy and an improved sense of well-being. Take advantage of that and make the changes to your diet and lifestyle that you’ve neglected all winter long.

This month, I would like you to make a goal of making 1 change each week.  And each week I’ll give you some suggestions of diet or lifestyle changes. 

This week let’s start by making a dietary change.  Let’s shed the warm, wintery, comfort foods and opt for some lighter, healthier choices.   Increase the amount of fruit and vegetables into your diet.  Eating healthy, low calorie, low fat foods won’t weigh you down.  You’ll have more energy, and eating healthy foods causes you to want to eat more healthy foods, and feel a greater sense of well-being.

So this week, try switching out your lunch.  Instead of soup or something heavy, try a salad made with greens, spinach, veggies, egg whites, chicken or tuna.  Sprinkle it with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.  Or try a tuna salad sandwich (light on the mayo) on whole wheat bread.   Or try low sodium turkey breast in a whole wheat pita stuffed high with lettuce, tomato and other veggies.  Mix up a cold pasta salad with whole wheat pasta, carrots, onion, tomato, broccoli, and dress it with Italian dressing.

Contact me for more information or additional tips and suggestions.

For a personalized nutrition evaluation and consultation, please contact me at
443-849-8186 or kryniak@gbmc.org
Keri Ryniak, RD, CSO, LDN, CNSD
Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition

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