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

  • Diseases and Conditions

    Are You Covered?

    Wendy Marcason, RDN, LDN

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid by making sure you are covered for RDN services you need. View Item

  • Nutrition

    10 Must-Know Hybrid Fruits

    Libby Mills, MS, RDN, LDN

    With bizarre names, hybrids might sound like weird science, but these fruits and their many cousins are more natural and familiar than you might think. View Item

  • Exercise

    30-Minute Workouts for Any Schedule

    Heather Mangieri, MS, RDN, CSSD, LDN

    Who isn't in a time crunch these days? Even with the best intentions, it's easy to fall off the workout wagon after a hiccup in a weekly routine. Yet, the beneficial effects of exercise are undeniable and far outweigh any risk in most adults. View Item

  • Nutrition

    Egg Alternatives

    Jackie Newgent, RDN, CDN

    For some, eggs are off limits due to dietary preferences, restrictions or allergies. And, although relatively low in cost, the price of eggs can rise due to various reasons, including egg shortages caused by a bird flu virus outbreak. In any case, consider integrating egg alternatives as staples in your kitchen. View Item

  • Wellness

    5 Nutrition Tips to Promote Wound Healing

    Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE, CPT, CHWC

    Food choices and nutritional status influence wound healing since serious wounds increase the energy, vitamin, mineral and protein requirements necessary to promote healing. View Item

  • Exercise

    5 Snacks for Your Bike Ride

    Holly Larson, MS, RD

    A good biking snack is about more than just energy. It needs to be portable, provide your muscles with the nutrients they need, eaten on a good schedule and can't melt. Here are five super snacks for you to tuck into your jersey pockets. View Item

  • Wellness

    Menopause and Weight

    Sharon Denny, MS, RDN

    Unwanted weight gain is frustrating at any age, but if you've hit menopause you may feel the deck is stacked against you. While menopause may be challenging, you're still in control when it comes to your health. View Item

  • Sports and Performance

    Top Snacks for Runners

    Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

    Early in the morning, during lunchtime or evening — runners always need to navigate the balance of run times with meal timing to maintain a placid stomach, prevent hunger and boost energy. But, when done right, snacking can be part of the perfect meal plan for runners. 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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