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

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    Yogurt Mania

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    The grocery store dairy aisle has gone multicultural. In the last several years, a mind-blowing 2,500-percent increase in sales of Greek-style yogurt have lead the charge in a diversifying yogurt section. View Item

  • Wellness

    What You Need to Know About GERD

    Andrea Johnson, RD, CSP, LDN

    Many people have a passing case of indigestion from time to time. But when it occurs frequently, it could be indicative of a more serious condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). View Item

  • Training and Recovery

    Resistance Train to Prevent Muscle Loss

    Sarene Alsharif, MPH

    When it comes to muscle: use it, lose it or build it! Muscle plays a crucial role in human health; it allows us to stand, walk, balance, lift and breathe. Building and maintaining muscle is important for both men and women, because strong muscles help reduce back pain, prevent falls and more. View Item

  • Wellness

    Keep Dad Healthy: Select the Best Veggies

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Indulging in — and enjoying — vegetables along with your kids is more than just a great way to lead by example. You'll also reap some very specific health benefits to help you be a better dad after the dinner table is cleared. View Item

  • Lifestyle

    Sushi Basics

    Melinda Boyd, MPH, MHR, RD

    Diet has been claimed as the Japanese secret weapon to a long and healthy life. And, one of the most simple and healthy traditional Japanese foods is sushi. View Item

  • Wellness

    Ensuring Bone Health for Men

    Jill Kohn, MS, RDN, LDN

    Peak bone mass is usually reached by the age of 30. Eating calcium-rich foods and getting enough vitamin D is essential to ensure your bone health for life. View Item

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    What Is Vitamin D?

    Wendy Marcason, RDN, LDN

    Vitamin D is a nutrient needed for health and to maintain strong bones. For bone health, vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in our bodies, helps bring calcium and phosphorus to our bones and teeth, and helps regulate how much calcium remains in our blood. View Item

  • Wellness

    DASH Diet: Reducing Hypertension through Diet and Lifestyle

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Think you can't stop hypertension, or high blood pressure? You might be able to if you follow the DASH diet. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in sodium. By combining DASH with exercise, individuals may be able to reduce blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors. 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

    Food Tips for Camping and Hiking

    Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN

    Hiking or camping on your agenda? There’s plenty to consider besides simply grabbing an energy bar or a bottle of water. Follow these tips to ensure you have a nourishing and safe food experience on your next outdoor adventure. 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

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