Dr. Margaret Lewin
Chief Medical Director of Cinergy Health
It is no secret that obesity and a lack of good nutrition plagues many Americans. With more than 66% of Americans obese and more than two-thirds of obese children destined to become obese adults – we must break the cycle, but where do we begin?
Try these ideas to help you E.A.T. R.I.G.H.T.
- Avoid processed foods.
- Take a list with you when you shop – with a mind to whole meals containing those fresh fruits and vegetables of varying colors as well as whole grains.
ead package labels carefully.
- Inspect fruits and vegetables carefully for signs of spoilage, store them properly, and wash them immediately before using.
- Get locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables when possible, in order to maximize nutrition; decrease the risk of contamination and save money.
- Have fish at least twice weekly – it’s high in protein, low in calories and fat, and high in omega-3 fatty acids.
ake time to enjoy your meals, eating slowly to decrease portion size and to help digestion.