We manage our busy lives, kids’ growing pains, financial budgets and routine errands all day long, and sometimes we fall short of managing our nutrition. A little help can go a long way! These simple tips will help you understand your hunger and manage your nutrition choices:
Helpful, right? Well don’t worry, we’ve got more! The next time you think you’re hungry, ask yourself these additional questions:
Our registered dietician Alicia Fogarty, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, says food and emotions often are connected in many different ways.
“Listening to our body's hunger cues can become challenging – our moods, stress levels and cravings, among other things, can get in the way,” she says. “Food is everywhere in our lives: picnics, family reunions and, of course, holidays. So, pausing to ask yourself some questions is a great way to really listen to your body.”
Do you wish you had a community to inspire you and support the choices you make to improve your family’s nutrition habits? Now you do. Join the conversation, or start your own, using #TasteOfHealth
Alicia Fogarty, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN