Nutrition is a critical part of health and development.

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Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases Healthy children learn better. People with adequate nutrition are more productive and can create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of poverty and hunger.

 Scientific evidence is building to the effect that eating a healthy diet, containing whole grains, fruits and vegetables with the addition of lean protein and low fat dairy products, and limiting sugars and sodium is best for you. Healthy eating can also provide our bodies with the necessary nutrients to fight disease naturally.

Nutrition is more than About Eating Healthy

Nutrition is really about eating the right amount, right time and right amount of calories with fiber and whole grains to build our energy needed to sustain all body functions. Nutritional needs also include combination of nutrients, such as fat, to help build cell membranes and muscles as well as other substances to help control body processes such as blood clotting.

Eating for Life

May I suggest a simple way to Redrill her for Protein enriched foods for life? She asked that I read the label of the protein bars I have available and put some of that small bag of my family favorites (blueberry, strawberry, banana, apple cinnamon) from the store to the dishwasher where they will be ready to eat, as snack food for work. She will add one of the protein bars to regular Decorating Sheets and adjust the recipe as needed. This way she ensures her family has fairly recent the healthy snack choices of the day as well (as opposed to the traditional canned or boxed bars available at the store).

Sure, a luxurious breakfast or brunch sounds very appealing beginning your day, but healthy snacks don’t have to be a “bargain”. We could have an occasional fattening meal and use that as our reward.

Think about Nourishing Approach. Imagine eating mostly vegetarian from now on. Take away the guilt and start appreciating the delicious food that God has given you. Appreciate how much better you will feel from making this choice than from eating the less nutritious choice.

Focus on the pleasure of eating clean, whole, natural, healthy food. Get to enjoy the clean veggies and fruits, the carefully prepared foods, the tastiest sauces and meats. Make this a healthy habit that will serve you for years.

Creating a plan for me, reducing my stress level and appreciating the fact that I no longer spend my afternoons in front of a TV consuming half time spent in front of a computer. I save my energy for playing with my daughter which is fun, talking with friends, making love and sharing warm feelings.

Everyone has their own ways of managing stress. Connecting with loved ones, seeking physical activity, writing in a journal, etc. dealing with stress. What works for one may not work for another. All I can do is advocate for my particular way of doing things. I realize it’s very hard to do what everyone else is doing. I may get too resentful if everyone else focuses on how happy they are not to be in their position. But I’m also realistic. So I have to enjoy my own life and I take great enjoyment in my journey to achieve my goals no matter what those may be.

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