Every March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics hosts National Nutrition Month. The theme for this years event is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day”. I love this theme. I love it because it is personal. Many times we start feeling like eating healthy is a small box that we all have to fit ourselves into and a lot of times our lifestyle does not fit into that box! But this is far from the truth. There are many ways that you can eat healthy no matter your lifestyle.
For me eating healthy does not include fixing a dinner at home every night. I am a single girl on the go. With my job I am out on the road frequently, even working some nights and weekends. During the winter you can find me all over the state at wrestling events watching my boyfriend coach. Other times of the year you might find me traveling around with my mom. On weekends I like to eat out with my family and friends. My point is I am never in one place very long and eating a healthy homemade meals isn’t always an option.
Healthy eating for me involves keeping nutritious snacks available so when I’m on the road I’m not tempted to stop for sugary or fatty foods. It’s choosing a bottle of water at the concession stand instead of soda. And it’s choosing marinara sauce instead of cream sauce on my pasta when I eat out. These are a just a few examples of the little choices I make daily that allow me to incorporate healthy eating into my lifestyle. Eating healthy does not have to mean you can’t enjoy the world around you.
How do you include healthy eating in your lifestyle?