Fostering a positive relationship with food is IN, following fad diets and food trends is OUT.
January is a time when many of us feel pressured to make changes, especially to our health. It’s common to see a lot of information and advertising in the media about ways to lose weight, try a new fad diet, or cut out certain foods etc. It’s normal to feel the pressure and overwhelmed, but OPH Registered Dietitians are here to provide some tips for healthy eating habits and to remind you that it’s more than food, how you eat is important too.
Start off the new year with some non-diet healthy eating habits:
Diets and food trends: Learn more about fad diets and how they can be harmful;
Be mindful of your eating habits: consider how, why, what, where, when and how much you eat;
Cook more often: learn quick and easy recipes, time-saving tools and healthy cooking methods;
Enjoy your food: choose foods that reflect your culture, budget, lifestyle and the flavours you enjoy;
Eat meals with others: enjoy your meals in the company of friends, family or coworkers.
What better way to cook, share, and enjoy your food then to try recipes from Unlock Food, Canada’s Food Guide or Cookspiration. These include a variety of recipes that are quick, easy to make and will suit your nutritional needs.