Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle!


March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle! What could be easier? March is a wonderful time to adopt an eating and physical activity plan that is focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise. I often tell my clients and students to start with the next bite. What I mean is that perhaps you haven’t been eating that well, perhaps winter was a nutritional slump for you, or maybe you went a little crazy at the all-you-can-eat buffet last night. That’s okay, because each day is a new day. But to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk for chronic illnesses, and live a healthy life, you have to start with the next bite.

Spring is here and fresh fruits and vegetables abound, making it so easy to bite into a healthy lifestyle! Most Americans need to eat more plant foods, particularly fruits and veggies. Perhaps start by adding a fresh pear to your afternoon snack, or start your dinner with a small salad. Switching one sugary or fatty snack each day for a healthier option makes a big difference down the road. So go ahead, bite into life!

About Amy Kweller MS, RD

As a Registered Dietitian, I have a professional relationship with pears. But as someone who loves great food, I also have a personal relationship with pears! So there is no better way to spend my time than blogging about this lovely fruit. I will blog about pears from farm to table; healthy living, cooking, and recipes; the therapeutic benefits of pears and a wholesome diet; and how pears can fit into your lifestyle. I have a background in clinical and community nutrition, and teaching others how to lead healthy, fulfilling lives is my goal and passion – so send me your questions. My hope is that everyone who visits this site will find something that lingers long after the browser closes, and I expect that will be a deeper love of pears!

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