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Posted on 03-25-2011

New Rules To Eating Right

Over the past several years traditional dietary rules have changed - Nutrition has taken on a new approach! "Making the right food choices, building a better personal food pyramid, and planning meals are among the many options you now have to aid you on your path to better nutrition and make your personal diet work for you", says Dr. Dixon, of Dixon Center for Integrative Healthcare. Dr. Dixon recommends some simple rules to follow on your path to better health through nutrition.

"We now have a weight loss program that is personalized to help meet your needs, Jennifer Dible, FNP works with each patient to customize a nutrition plan that will complement their weight loss program", says Dr. Dixon.

 Don't call it a diet

  • Find what works for you - An eating plan for life

Limit Processed Foods

  • Choose whole fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and dairy

Don't focus on calories alone

  • Calorie counting doesn't account for what your body does with them once they are consumed

Limit Carbohydrates

  • Fill up on Carbs that do not spike your blood sugar such as black beans, leafy vegetables and whole grains

Eat organic, local or grass-fed animal products

  • If you don't eat meat get adequate protein from tofu, nuts, beans and low-sugar dairy

Eat vegetables at every meal

  • Leafy and brightly colored vegetables are also great sources of fiber and complex carbohydrates

Do snack - but choose healthy

  • Low carbohydrate foods such as nuts, cheese plain yogurt, berries and apples

Eat fruit - don't drink it

  • Apples, cherries, grapefruit, plums, pears, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries. Fruit juice can have the same effect on your blood sugar as Soda and other sweetened beverages

Saturated fat in moderation is ok

  • Eat foods rich in omega-3s and vary your diet to include, beef, poultry, fish, game, pork, eggs and plant-based protein like soybeans

Cook at home

  • Processed foods and simple carbs are usually not the main ingredients in high-quality recipes. Invest in good cookbooks or take classes, these tools can help make cooking at home more approachable.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about the Weight Loss Program at Dixon Center, please call our office today to schedule a consultation or click here for programs and pricing.

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