Sized Steps Into a Healthy Lifestyle

March 6, 2015 11:00 AM

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March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2015 set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle." I like this theme, because “bite-sized” is the type of change that seems to be manageable and sustainable for most people. I also like that the focus is not just on food, but overall health. Good nutrition is only one part of the puzzle – you can’t eat your way out of an otherwise unhealthy lifestyle.

Eat a little more fiber. A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that people who were given just one key piece of dietary advice – eat more fiber – lost almost as much weight as people given a whole set of diet tips to follow. The fiber group was advised to aim for 30 grams...

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