Don’t Let Winter Weather Derail Your Eating Well Plans
Madison, Wis.--The cold, snowy days of winter can make it a challenge to keep active and eat healthfully. Susan Nitzke, nutrition specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and professor emerita of nutritional sciences at the UW-Madison, offers these tips to help you stay fit when it’s hard to get outdoors.
--Think about nutrition in the beverages you consume, as well as food. When you’re thirsty, nothing’s better than water. Or drink some tea or coffee with a minimum of sugar or cream. Pure, 100-percent fruit juice and low-fat or nonfat milk are much better for your body than sugary sodas.
--Use the Nutrition Facts label and the Ingredients list on food labels to choose nutritious low-fat and low-sugar foods and beverages at the grocery store.
--Don’t abandon your good intentions when eating out. Pick a restaurant that has healthy choices and reasonably sized portions.