Healthy eating is not a diet. It means making changes you can live with and enjoy for the rest of your life.
What does healthy eating truly mean?
“Healthy eating is not a diet. It means making changes you can live with and enjoy for the rest of your life.
Diets are temporary. Because you give up so much when you diet, you may be hungry and think about food all the time. And after you stop dieting, you also may overeat to make up for what you missed.
Eating a healthy, balanced variety of foods is far more satisfying. And if you match that with more physical activity, you are more likely to get to a healthy weight—and stay there—than if you diet.” ~ Healthy Eating Overview
The idea of what defines “healthy eating” has changed greatly over the last few decades. From the Basic 4 food groups that many of us remember being taught in school, to the Food Pyramid and now to the most recent USDA recommendation, MyPlate, it’s difficult to stay knowledgeable about the best recommendations for healthy eating.
Talk to your medical care provider at North Coast Family Medical Group about the best ways to change your eating habits to achieve the best possible outcomes, individualized for you. Not every approach is the right one, but your medical care provider at North Coast Family Medical Group will help guide you.