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If you’re going to make one change to improve your health, it should be one of these

(Ellie Krieger,  registered dietitian) Change your mind-set
“Ask yourself why — ‘Why am I making these diet, exercise and lifestyle changes?’ Finding the true purpose — whether it’s for your physical health or other goals for personal success — identifying your motivation is like a light switch going on and provides the inner strength and inspiration needed to maintain healthy habits over the long haul.”
— Carolyn O’Neil, author of “The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon”…
Make breakfast count
“Start your day off with a healthy breakfast. It sets the tone for the day. Be sure to add a source of protein — eggs, nut butters, yogurt parfait, or milk — to keep you fuller longer.”
— Janet Helm, dietitian and blogger at Nutrition Unplugged…
Eat plants
“Have a beautiful and colorful salad with most dinners and build it according to the rainbow — think tomatoes, carrots, peppers, spinach or leafy greens, and eggplant. Save time by choosing pre-washed lettuce, cut-up carrots, mini cucumbers, pepper slices and cherry tomatoes. Feeling fancy? Add in some nuts, berries or chia seeds for a little crunch. Enjoy!”
— Debra Wein, chief executive of Wellness Workdays
Eat less, enjoy more
“Most of my clients would prefer to eat the foods they love, but eat less of them, rather than to cut out their favorites and feel deprived. Eating less, eating slowly and eating mindfully could help you appreciate the texture, temperature, taste and aroma of the food you enjoy. Smaller portions can also make you feel better physically by preventing the gastrointestinal upset that often follows excessive indulging.”
— Bonnie Taub-Dix, owner of BetterThanDieting.com and author of “Read It Before You Eat It”
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