Thank you to our guest blogger, Health Coach Kailee, for sharing some Nutrition Tips for National Nutrition Month.

Did you know that 68% of all diseases in the United States are diet related? This famous phrase “You are what you eat” has caught the attention of many people and made us start taking a look at what we eat on a daily basis. Giving your body the right nutrients every day and maintaining a healthy weight can help you lead a healthier and happier life.

Here are my top 4 tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle:

  1. Eat a protein-packed breakfast within 30 minutes to 1 hour of waking up. By doing this it will help to wake up your metabolism first thing in the morning. Also by making sure there is a mixture of protein and healthy carbs in your breakfast you will start of your day by balancing your blood sugars, which keeps you from overeating later in the day.
  2. Eat often throughout the day! It is recommended to eat 5-6 mini meals about every 3 hours throughout the day instead of 3 large meals. By doing this it will help balance your blood sugars, which will reduce cravings. This method of eating also helps because you are not as hungry at the next meal so you tend to eat less.
  3. Make sure all of your meals and snacks have protein in them! It is important for all of our meals to have the proper amount of macronutrients (protein, carbs, fats); however, protein is one of the most important! When protein is absorbed into the body it sends a signal to your brain to decrease your hunger.
  4. Stay hydrated!! You should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water every day. And beware of the fruit juices and sodas…they are loaded with calories and sugar that we do not need. Drinking water on a daily basis will not only flush out toxins but it will also aid with digestion and constipation, improve your mood and increase your energy!

CarePlus promotes healthy lifestyles for the aging population. Again, thank you to Health Coach Kailee for being our guest blogger for March, National Nutrition Month.  If you are interested in more information regarding nutrition and coaching services please contact Health Coach Kailee at 301-821-3116 or KaileeCMcClure@gmail.com.

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