3 Things to Focus On To Create Healthy Eating Habits
McKel Kooienga, a registered dietitian and founder of Nutrition Stripped, shares a three-pronged philosophy for developing healthy eating habits that can actually stick. Ah, a trifecta!
The first focus is on what to eat, emphasizing an abundance of plant-based foods. These foods pack a punch, chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that not only improve daily function but also contribute to long-term health benefits like reducing inflammation and maintaining healthy blood pressure.
The second pillar, often overlooked, is “how to eat,” and here’s where mindful eating takes the spotlight. Instead of labeling foods as good or bad, it’s about being aware and making choices that align with your body’s signals. It’s not rocket science, but it’s often neglected.
Thirdly, having basic cooking skills can make the whole process less daunting and more enjoyable. It’s the nitty-gritty stuff that can make or break your commitment to healthy eating.
The big takeaway? You don’t have to give up enjoying foods you love; it’s about a balanced approach, blending plant-based foods, mindful eating techniques, and a dash of culinary creativity to make healthy eating a walk in the park.