Healthy eating tips from a registered dietitian

Registered Dietitian Amy Shapiro of Real Nutrition NYC answers all your questions about healthy eating.

Greensboro, NC – It’s almost two weeks into the New Year and you might think it’s time to give up on your 2022 resolution to eat better, but don’t give up. Registered Dietitian Amy Shapiro of Real Nutrition NYC answers all your questions about healthy eating.

Create healthy habits

Don’t make any unrealistic decisions like deep cleansing or eliminating an entire food group. These are things that are likely not sustainable. Being kind to yourself by drinking more water or eating more vegetables can be a simple solution for many. If you feel like you are slipping, change it. Instead of cleansing, add vegetables to your food. Don’t give up, make small changes. There is no end point to a healthy habit or goal.

Recommended Diets

Shapiro said most health experts and doctors agree on the Mediterranean diet. All food groups are included, unlike other diets. It includes healthy versions of foods like fish and whole grains, and healthy fats like oils and avocados. It allows you to fill up on whole, good-tasting foods while crowding out the less healthy stuff.

You should have a snack

Snacks are a great way to help you get through your day. Shapiro recommends a snack around 3:30 p.m. Then the blood sugar starts to drop. If you don’t eat, you will be hungry by dinner. Then this can lead to overeating or unhealthy eating. When done right, snacks can save you fuel and help you make better choices later.

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