March is National Nutrition Month and while the activities on the eatright.org site leave a lot to be desired, I’m always game to talk nutrition!

Their theme this year is: Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right and I must say, it’s one that I can fully get behind. “Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another. While social, emotional and health factors also play a role, the foods people enjoy are likely the ones they eat most.” - eatright.org Ummmm, YES! Nutrition is a field based on science, but I’ve always thought that if it was strictly science, no one would be overweight or struggling with other nutrition-related diseases. We know that vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins are healthy for us, but we still love pancakes, cheeseburgers and cupcakes. Food has got to taste good (and I think look good) to be satisfying.

And thankfully, it is possible to enjoy eating right and still enjoy the fun food. Part of “eating right” (in my opinion) is adding nutrition/health/wellness – instead of always focusing on what to remove – and it’s why I came up with my five favorite ways to get healthier. Most of us, no matter how healthy we are, have room for improvement when it comes to health. I know I do! Instead of grandiose plans to completely overhaul our diet and fitness, make some small improvements every day.

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9 Comments (Reply )

  1. Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    YES! Those are some of my all-time favorite tips! It’s truly amazing how much someone’s health can change JUST by incorporating those 5 things – I’ve seen friends and clients whose cholesterol dramatically drops, weight falls off, self-confidence and energy skyrocket … so powerful!

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    • Emily
      Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:49 am

      Glad to hear you agree! They are small – but powerful – improvements!

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  2. Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:43 am

    Great post! I really hope more people realize it is truly that simple. There is no magic cure all to being healthy but with a few simple steps, your health can dramatically improve.

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    • Emily
      Mar 13, 2014 @ 10:59 am

      It’s so easy to think you have to completely overhaul your diet and fitness, when rarely those changes last…

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  3. sarah k @ the pajama chef
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 11:14 am

    great tips! they are all so true.

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  4. Michelle
    Mar 13, 2014 @ 11:53 am

    The eat more greens one is so big for me – I feel so much better when I incorporate more greens.

    Love your graphic!

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  5. kristina @ Love and Zest
    Mar 14, 2014 @ 8:42 am

    yep! totally agree on all tips! Happy Natl. Nutrition Month!

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  6. Lori
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 7:09 pm

    Excellent tips! Couldn’t agree more. Your philosophy and attitude is always so inspiring.

    Reply

  7. mbh
    Mar 24, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    i love this! yay – infographics.

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