NSU Newsroom

SharkBytes

Horizons

This version of NSU News has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of NSU News, visit news.nova.edu.

This version of SharkBytes has been archived as of February 28, 2019. To search through archived articles, visit nova.edu/search. To access the new version of SharkBytes, visit sharkbytes.nova.edu.

News Releases Archive

Contact

Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

nova.edu/prmc

SharkBytes Archives

Contact

Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Top 10 Nutrition & Eating Resolutions for 2013

Submitted by: Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., RD, CSSD, LDN
Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist

•   Eat breakfast.
o    It really is the most important meal of the day and will get your brain, mood, and muscles off to a good start.

•    Drink more water.
o    Keep a glass or bottle of water within reach throughout the day. You will have this visual reminder to drink. If you need some flavor, try a squeeze of lemon or lime.

•    Sit down when you eat.
o    Seems silly, right?

•    Make eating a meditation.
o    A meal should be a time to relax, even if it is only 10 minutes. Sit down, take a deep breath and remind yourself of how fortunate you are.

•    Pause half way through a meal to see if you are still hungry.
o    Fast eaters eat much more than slow eaters. Slow down, savor and taste your food. It will take less food to reach satisfaction and satiety.

•    Try a new food.
o    Actually you may need to try it a few times, prepared in a few different ways but do not give up. A diet with wide variety is most likely to contain all of the nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals that are needed for optimal health.

•    Clean out your car and refuse to eat in it again.
o    Eating while driving is mindless and dangerous. Crumbs attract roaches and ants. Have you ever had a roach in your car while driving at night?

•    Turn off the TV while you eat.
o    It is difficult to pay attention to the look, taste, texture, and aroma of our meal if we are engaged in other activities. Turn off the TV and try eating at a table without distractions.

•    Eat to energize.
o    A good test of whether you ate enough or too much is how you feel afterwards. If you are energized, you ate just enough; if you need a nap, you probably ate too much.

•    Skip all of the New Year fad diets.