Healthy Eating

5 Basic Rules of Healthy Eating: The Dietitian’s Guide

By: Amanda A. Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

When you do a quick Internet search for “healthy eating tips,” you may find millions of hits. Some sources will tell you to do “low carb” or “plant-based,” but is that really the best answer for you? How do you know if the information is accurate, practical and evidence-based? Look no further! In this article, we will lay out the dietitian-approved basic rules of healthy eating.

Use this information as a guide to navigate through your weight loss journey. These recommendations have been tried and true in nutrition practice. What’s even better is that most of these rules can be applied to any diet!

5 Basic Rules 

Small, slow behavior changes are the most sustainable. If you jump into doing all 5 of these tips, then you may feel overwhelmed and give up prematurely. To make these changes last, try to adopt 1-2 of these tips at a time. Choose a few, master them and then move on to your next change. It may take a few weeks (or months) to master each change, so don’t be discouraged!

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