Friday Fresh Ideas
Hello Friends! I’ve just returned from a long weekend in Nashville where I attended the 2015 Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). Imagine almost 10,000 dietitians descending on one city for four days of speakers, product sampling, networking, and other educational and fun events. We pack in a lot in four days! It’s been a few years since I last attended, but I think this was my favorite conference yet. The speakers were phenomenal; and I decided to share with you some of my favorite quotes and healthy ideas from the weekend. Read them and see which one is your favorite!
We will all be better if we know how to cook – Marcus Samuelsson
- Do you know how to cook? Home cooked meals are one of the best things you can do for your body.
Just saying out loud why you want to change a behavior has a motivating effect – change talk.
- Saying it aloud makes it seem more like you are committing to a change. What motivates you to change?
People lose more weight when doing a program with a group than doing it alone.
- Accountability partners are there to help each other. Do you have an accountability partner?
You may be ready to lose weight, but are you ready to change your behavior?
- This was one of my favorite ideas. Most people do want to be healthier, but are they – are you – ready and willing to make the necessary changes? That is a good question.
We have a knowledge desert of where our food comes from – Jennifer Brewer
- How do you teach your kids or grandkids where their food comes from?
Keep it positive with food. Don’t yuck someone else’s yum. – Jen Haugen
- This is a great quote for kids and adults alike. Just because you do not like a certain food does not mean everyone dislikes it. Let them enjoy their food and keep the “yuck” comments to yourself.
Eat real food, mostly plants
- Make this the base of your daily diet.
Love the food that loves you back. – Dr. David Katz
- I can tell when I haven’t been eating very well; I don’t feel good. When I choose more wisely, I feel better. How about you? Can you tell when you’ve made healthier choices?
There is literature supporting virtually any diet. Bottom line don’t overeat. Eat mostly plants. Eat what works for you. – Dr. David Katz
- Good advice regardless of what, if any, diet you follow.
Take media interpretation of research studies with a grain of salt. Media get caught up in “results” while paying little attention to the methods.
- Think about this the next time headlines scream about the newest food or nutrition research finding.
The fundamentals of healthy eating are simple. Dr. David Katz
- I’m sure we have covered this before but it bears repeating: eat real food, not too much, and make it mostly plants.
We need to eat real foods, and so do our kids – Dr. David Katz
- One more time in case we didn’t get it yet: real food, not too much, and mostly plants.
Eating well: “habitual intake of vegetables, fruit, and whole grains” Dr. David Katz
- Let’s see , . . vegetables, fruit, and whole grains are plants. Enough said.
Every meal is an opportunity to make a difference. Focus on good foods that have positive health effects. – B Burton-Freeman
- Have you ever considered how the meal you are currently eating can affect your body and your health?
We need to focus more on what we can eat instead of what we cannot eat. Make it a joyful culture of health. – Regina Benjamin
- Yes! Eating should be enjoyable. Do you have a positive outlook about the foods you eat?
These are just a few of my favorite quotes and ideas from the weekend. Which one is your favorite and why? Let me know in the comments below.