Bite Into Health for National Nutrition Month

I'm Blogging National Nutrition MonthHappy National Nutrition Month!

March has been deemed “National Nutrition Month,” with this year’s theme being “Bite into a healthy lifestyle.”  We will circle around that theme over the next month.  And I see two ways I’d like to tackle this trending topic (not counting tweeting digital “bytes” of nutrition tidbits, since I don’t Twit.)

1. HEALTH BITES!

As in, sometimes trying to be healthy just plain sucks!  Let’s talk about the common barriers, struggles, and frustrations of diverging from your dangerous, unhealthy lifestyle, and “chew the fat” on ways to change that around.

Let’s hash out our horror stories, laugh at our lapses, tell our tales of fails, and then bring in the Saipan Support to find ways to overcome our obstacles. Need a Facebook support group?  Looking for recipe ideas?  Confused about how to prepare that crazy new exotic food you found at the market?  We can do this together!

2. ONE ELEPHANT BITE AT A TIME

There’s an old proverb that goes, “How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.”

Often trying to make healthy changes is incredibly overwhelming.  While you may see more dramatic results more quickly – which can be rewarding – it can also be difficult to maintain over time.  Baby steps – or “little bites” – will get you to the same destination, and perhaps with a little more time to stop and smell the roses, enjoying the journey.

One bite at a time steps
modified from Academy Gakuin

These are just a few examples of habits you may be interested in changing.  And if you try to do them all at once…. yikes!  That’s an elephant of change you’re trying to swallow!

Little bites.  Small goals.  Tiny tweaks to your routine.

Thinking you want to start working out?  How about before you even lace up your sneakers, you just start with calling gyms for pricing and classes, or looking up local parks and walking paths?  Need to increase your water to 6-8 cups per day?  Before you even take a sip, why don’t you just write down how much you drink normally each day so you can see where you’re starting?

Share your Bites!

Let’s hear it!  Leave a comment below to share your struggles, laughable stories, what you’d need, or what your goals are.  I’d be happy to create a Facebook page for daily support and tips if there is an interest.

See what bite-sized change you can make today to begin the ripple effect that can change your life.

Published by Kate Cline, RD

Registered Dietitian with a focus on Gut Health, Inflammation, and Functional Nutrition. Personal Trainer with a focus on corrective exercise. Yoga teacher, traveler, empowerment coach.

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