Want to Be Healthier? Here’s How to Eat Like a Nutritionist

It seems like everyone is on a diet these days. While it’s widely contested which diet is best, the very act of dieting seems to have become one of the country’s national pastimes. The Boston Medical Center indicates approximately 45 million Americans diet each year while spending $33 billion on weight-loss products. These numbers are impressive, but often diets lead to yo-yoing results. You may lose 10 pounds only to gain it back (and then some) over the holidays or when life gets in the way of your overly-restrictive diet rules and limited calorie intake.

After years of unsuccessful dieting, many people turn to nutritionists to find a long-term weight-loss solution. Rather than asking you to cut out certain foods completely or restrict calories dramatically, a nutritionist’s job is to help you create healthy habits to find a well-balanced diet that complements your lifestyle. Since most nutritionists practice what they preach, their diet is a good indication of what the rest of us should be eating. Here’s a peek into what various dietitians and nutritionists eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Breakfast

toast with avocado, spinach, and eggs

A healthy breakfast of toast, avocado, and egg | iStock.com

Some nutritionists start their morning with a glass of 16 to 32 ounces of warm water with lemon. This concoction serves two roles. It rehydrates your body, which has gone without water for several hours, while the lemon helps to clean the liver to prepare your system for the day. Enjoy some coffee, but keep it black and devoid of milk or sugar. You’ve heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and nutritionists agree. Here are some of their favorites, according to Medical Daily.

  • On a more leisurely morning, scramble together some eggs and veggies and throw them on top of a piece of wheat toast. Sprinkle with sea salt and chili pepper, or for a creamy texture, put some sliced avocado on top.
  • When you’re in a rush, nothing beats a toasted English muffin topped with two tablespoons of your favorite nut butter and a large banana. Not only will you get your protein, carbs, and nutrients, but it’s undeniably easy to make as you head out the door.

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