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We all want to look and feel our best. This is not always easy, considering the busy life today's leads and the many responsibilities we may have. It can be tough to find time for exercising and eating right, not to mention controlling stress!Developing and nurturing a positive body image and a healthy mental attitude is crucial to a person's happiness and wellness.

Nutrition is all about the study of food and how our bodies use food as fuel for growth and daily activities. The macronutrients, or "big" nutrients, include proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. The micronutrients, or "little" nutrients, are the vitamins and minerals that we need to be healthy.

A nutritionist could be a great help for everyone. After evaluating your eating habits and lifestyle, the specialist can help you develop healthful diet solutions by suggesting new foods to shop for, providing cooking ideas, devising an eating plan for you and helping you set realistic dietary goals. However, it's important to find a nutritionist who is qualified.

When you meet with a dietitian, be prepared to answer a lot of questions about your lifestyle, cooking style (if any), food preferences and health history. Before your first meeting, you may be asked to write down what you've eaten for a few days, including when and how much you ate. This will give the dietitian a clearer idea of your eating habits and help her identify your dietary obstacles and possible solutions.

Having a healthy diet is sometimes easier said than done. It is tempting to eat less healthy foods because they might be easier to get or prepare, or they satisfy a craving. Between family and work or school, you are probably balancing a hundred things at once. Taking time to buy the ingredients for and cooking a healthy meal sometimes falls last on your list. But you should know that it isn't hard to make simple changes to improve your diet. And you can make sense of the mounds of nutrition information out there. A little learning and planning can help you find a diet to fit your lifestyle, and maybe you can have some fun in the process!

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