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.

  • 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

    Jicama Apple Slaw

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Take a fresh approach to slaw by adding crunchy jicama, sweet apple and tangy Greek yogurt! The dish is perfect for outdoor picnics or barbecues. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Easy Migas

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    Have you ever heard of the Tex-Mex dish "migas"? It's a quick and easy breakfast that takes simple scrambled eggs to the next level! View Item

  • Nutrition

    Keep Kids Out of the Clean Plate Club

    Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE, FAND

    What seems like nurturing and concern may actually be an invitation to an eventual weight problem. Forcing kids to overeat teaches them to ignore their bodies’ signals that they’ve had enough. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    How to Order Gluten-Free in a Restaurant

    Wendy Marcason, RD, LDN

    Dining out doesn't have to be off-limits for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. It just takes some extra planning and attention. Here's how to enjoy a gluten-free meal away from home. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    How an RDN Can Help with Kidney Disease

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Individuals with kidney disease likely need to follow a diet with specific daily amounts of certain nutrients to help prevent progression of the disease. A registered dietitian nutritionist can teach patients how to eat well and manage this vital part of their health plan. View Item

  • Planning and Prep

    Make a Fresh Start with Spring Foods

    Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN

    Spring is a great time to hit the reset button and reintroduce some fresh foods into your kids' diet after a long winter. Get into the swing of spring with these four seasonal favorites. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Exercise and Diabetes

    Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD

    It's American Diabetes Association Alert Day. Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or if you are at risk for diabetes, making exercise a part of your lifestyle will improve your diabetes and reduce complications. View Item

  • Sports and Performance

    Hydrate Right During Physical Activity

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Proper hydration is one of the most important aspects of healthy physical activity. Drinking the right amount of fluids before, during and after physical activity is vital to providing your body the fluids it needs to perform properly. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Prostate Cancer Prevention: Can Proper Nutrition Help?

    Christopher R. Mohr, PhD, RD

    Did you know that, not counting some forms of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men? Every year, more than 220,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 27,000 men die from it. There is no way to know for sure if you will get prostate cancer. View Item

  • Exercise

    Fitness Trackers for Kids

    Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD

    Though most fitness trackers target adults, new products and devices are being designed just for kids. View Item

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Kidney Disease

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Your kidneys perform many important functions — remove drugs, toxins and waste products from your blood, regulate and balance fluids in your body, release hormones that help keep your blood pressure normal and more. 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

    Build Muscle - No Steak Required

    For years, the conventional belief that ruled professional and amateur athletic training programs was that consuming meat was the only way to build muscle. But today we know a balanced vegetarian diet that includes non-meat 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

  • Vitamins and Supplements

    Are Canned Foods Nutritious for My Family?

    Roberta Duyff, MS, RD, FAND

    Quick and convenient, more than 1500 varieties of canned foods appear on today's supermarket shelves offering everything from traditional fare to a variety of nutritionally positioned products such as sodium-free, low-fat, no-added-sugar and others. View Item

  • Food Safety

    Food Safety Starts at Home

    Ruth Frechman, MA, RDN, CPT

    While you are teaching your kids to cook, be sure to include important ways to avoid getting a foodborne illness. View Item

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