Make Healthy Eating a Habit: Here Are 7 Habits of Highly Effective Eaters by Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN

6 years ago

Make Healthy Eating a Habit: Here Are 7 Habits of Highly Effective Eaters

We can all be effective eaters to fuel ourselves well for an active and productive life. With a family and full life, healthy eating can fall by the wayside. I've created seven simple ways that you can create a healthier relationship with food called the "7 Habits of Highly Effective Eaters" (thanks to Stephen Covey!):

  • Eat the Mediterranean way.
  • Sweeten foods yourself. Watch out for “added sugars.”
  • Fend off inflammation with healthy fats from nuts, seeds and vegetable oils. 
  • Boost brain, heart and cell health with herbs and spices. 
  • Create a kitchen community in your home. 
  • Eat whole grains – a little whole grain goes a long way. 
  • Go calorie-free with beverages.

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Elisa Schmitz
Love this, Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN ! I do most of these. I love the Mediterranean diet. I need to watch the added sugars. Other than that, I am on a pretty good anti-inflammatory diet. Thanks for this great post!
Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN
Bravo Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds ! Glad to hear that you are doing well with your eating - -yes, the added sugars can add up fast. ;)
Meredith Schneider
I truly think this is how I've been able to maintain keeping off the 50 lbs I lost after our 4th baby. Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN , being consistent in all of these tips you have shared is pretty much how I eat. GO GO GO Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds ! xoxo
Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN
Thanks for sharing, Meredith Schneider ! Yes, it works to be consistent and mindful of what and how much you eat. Congrats on keeping the weight off - that's not easy. ;)

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