New Year - New Diet
Any successful diet plan will consist of the same basic principles: increasing fruits and vegetables, increasing whole grains, reducing saturated fats, eliminating sugar-sweetened beverages and increasing physical activity.
- Go slow. You don’t have to make a wholesale change all at once.
- Drink more water. Try to drink one more glass of water than the day before until you are able to drink eight 8-ounces glasses daily.
- Eat a rainbow. Colorful produce is packed with disease-fighting compounds to help get your body healthy.
- Stop mindless munching. Try chewing sugar-free gum or drinking a glass of water in place of nibbling.
Bethany Borders, RD, LDE, CDCES is both a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration and a Licensed Dietitian with the Kentucky Board of Licensure and Certification for dietitians and nutritionists. She specializes in nutritional counseling for disease management as well as comprehensive diabetes education and is a Certified Diabetes Educator with the National Board for Diabetes Educators. Erin’s professional interests include community health and promoting health management through nutrition.