- Eat produce with every meal -produce has fewer calories, and fills you up
- Water should be your number one drink of choice, this helps with digestion and curbs your appetite
- If you budget your sugar intake, you'll eat less and enjoy what you do consume
Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, is Health's contributing nutrition editor, and privately counsels clients in New York, Los Angeles, and long distance. Cynthia is currently the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers NHL team and the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team, and is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics. The article originally appeared on Health.com
(Health.com)Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 servings of fruit and 1.6 servings of veggies, far below the minimum recommended five daily servings.