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!
Versión Español: Nutrición