Nutrition: How to stop the “Dine-n-Dash” Approach to Eating.

“Here’s one way to have a healthier 2009…”

How to Stop the “Dine-n-Dash Approach” to Eating!

An article in Cooking Light recently got me to thinking about a bad habit many us, including me, have developed in recent years. I believe it has something to do with the hurry sickness that everyone in America seems to have today and our habit of skipping meals or eating wrong when time is tight. You know what I am talking about—the hurry we’re all in everyday that sometimes precludes eating properly. For many the first thing to suffer is eating right.

According to a survey by the
National Restaurant Association…

“40 percent of full-time employees usually don’t take a full lunch break
and 27.3 percent spend their time doing something other than eating.”

As unassuming as this sounds, think about the nutritional impacts. If you’re not taking time to eat regularly or eat right one or two meals a day then you could be missing out on many of the vitamins and minerals essential to a healthy body. Cooking Light offers these suggestions designed to encourage better eating and taking the time to eat right:

1)    Eat with others. Make taking time to eat properly fun.
2)    Eat what you like. Choose food you like, but that’s good for you,
and truly enjoy, not just something to fill you up till later.
3)    Make good choices. A BLT v. PB&J may seem like a no-brainer, but
the BLT is chock-full of saturated fat—not good.

With the New Year upon us, make taking time to eat and eat right a priority. Look at breakfast and lunch as a time to practice a little downtime, savor a few moments to yourself or just relax. You may enjoy it so much you’ll never miss a meal again!

Have any questions about this article? Give Back To Action a call, we’re here to help.  Our phone number is (425) 670-2600.

Dr. Jerry Dreessen and Dr. Jason Gilmore

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