Eat Right for Your Lifestyle

Eat Right for Your Lifestyle

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Date Posted:
November 19, 2013

There's no one diet that is right for everyone, so it's important to follow a healthful eating plan that's packed with tasty foods and that keeps your unique lifestyle in mind.

  • Planning and Prep

    Grilled Fruit Kebabs

    A sweet glaze takes fruit to the next level! Try these grilled kebabs at your next family cookout or backyard barbecue. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Cooking with Kids

    Bring kids into the kitchen to learn lifelong cooking and food safety skills. Start with these age-appropriate tasks and enjoy spending time together! View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Build a Healthy Sandwich

    Sandwiches can be a quick, easy and economical option for lunch or dinner! Use these tips to keep them healthy, too. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Alfredo Bagel Bites

    A surprise ingredient adds healthy nutrients to these cheesy bagel bites! Try them as an after-school snack, weekend lunch or light dinner. View Item

  • Resources

    Surviving an Eating Disorder

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Health and nutrition means being able to live an enjoyable life that's free from major illness and disease. Many people suffer from eating disorders today and registered dietitian nutritionists can help clients overcome this illness. View Item

  • Resources

    Overcoming Childhood Diabetes

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Pairing nutrition with an active lifestyle and educating our children on those values can change the face of the disease for the future. View Item

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    Improving Overall Health and Wellness

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    A registered dietitian nutritionist can help you make a positive change in your life. They can help you improve your overall health and wellness and guide you through this life change. View Item

  • Resources

    Enhancing Sports Performance

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Nutrition is key to health and well-being, especially when you are playing high-intensity sports. What you eat fuels your sports performance and a registered dietitian nutritionist can help you choose the right foods so that you perform your best. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    High Five Salad

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Do you love barbecues and picnics? This filling pasta salad is a perfect side dish to serve! View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    5 Food Tips for Camping and Hiking

    Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN

    Is hiking or camping on your agenda? Take note: There's plenty to consider besides simply grabbing an energy bar or a bottle of water before you hit the wilderness. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    "Negative-Calorie Foods" Still Count

    Christy Wilson, RD

    Diet myths have come and gone, but some manage to stand the test of time. Although foods such as celery, lettuce and cucumbers may have negligible calories, make no mistake, they still count towards a day's worth of calories. View Item

  • Exercise

    Ideas to Keep Kids Active All Day

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    Physical activity is good for children's bodies. At least 60 minutes of activity a day helps children grow strong, stay well and keep a healthy weight. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    If you are one of the millions of Americans who regularly skip breakfast, you probably have a reason such as oversleeping. Try these nutritious breakfast ideas for the mornings when you keep hitting the "snooze." View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Can I Exercise if I Have Diabetes?

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Yes, you can be physically active with diabetes. In fact, it is recommended. Physical activity alone, even without weight loss, can improve your diabetes. View Item

  • Exercise

    Nutrition for Pro Athletes

    Julie Hansen Burns, MS, RD, CCN

    One tip to eat like a pro: Before an athlete becomes a high-performance machine, he or she must first fuel their body for optimal health and then address performance. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    4 Ways to Shed the Weight for Good

    Wendy Marcason, RDN

    What are the crucial behavior differences between those who keep weight off and those who put it back on? Here are four key behaviors that separate the maintainers from the gainers. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Treating Diabetes with Medical Nutrition Therapy

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Research shows that medical nutrition therapy has its greatest impact when first diagnosed with diabetes. MNT, the nutrition-based treatment provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist, includes a nutrition diagnosis as well as therapeutic and counseling services to help manage diabetes. View Item

  • Resources

    10 Reasons to Visit an RDN

    Do you want to lose or gain weight? Are you pregnant, looking to become pregnant or just had a child? Are you looking for ways to maintain your health in your older years? Are you an athlete looking to boost performance? See the top reasons you should consult with a registered dietitian. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Kidney Disease: High- and Low-Potassium Foods

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    If you have kidney disease, your doctor or RDN will let you know if you need to avoid foods high in potassium. The following list shows examples of foods that are high and low in potassium. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Cooking Tips for One or Two

    Holly Larson, MS, RD

    It can be tricky when cooking for one (or even two) to make the most of your ingredients and to minimize dishes — particularly when many recipes focus on making a meal for a family and serve four to six people. But just because you have a smaller household doesn't mean you should abandon the kitchen for takeout. View Item

  • Training and Recovery

    Building Muscle on a Vegetarian Diet

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    For years, the conventional belief that ruled professional and amateur athletic training programs was that consuming meat was the only way to build muscle. Today, we know a balanced vegetarian diet that includes plant-based protein assists muscular development … no steak required. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    5 Food Tips for Camping and Hiking

    Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN

    Is hiking or camping on your agenda? Take note: There's plenty to consider besides simply grabbing an energy bar or a bottle of water before you hit the wilderness. View Item

  • Weight Loss

    Your Health and Your Weight

    Your health and your weight are connected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for many diseases and conditions. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Grains to Avoid if You Have Celiac Disease

    This list of grains to avoid if you have celiac disease is not complete. People with celiac disease should discuss gluten-free food choices with a registered dietitian or physician who specializes in celiac disease. View Item

  • Nutrition

    Vegetarian Sources of Protein

    Rachel Begun, MS, RDN

    As nutrition experts encourage eating more plant-based foods, consumers often question whether they are getting enough protein. Not only is it possible to get enough protein from plant sources, there are other nutrition benefits as well. View Item

  • Nutrition

    What Meat Nutrition Labels Mean

    If you've picked up a package of hamburger meat, chicken breasts or pork chops lately, you might've noticed something new: Nutrition Facts. Certain meat products now require nutrition labeling. View Item

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