Local Dietitian Michelle Dudash, Featured Today on ABC's The Chew, Gives Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Diet
1. Add more fruits and vegetables
"The key is making sure you keep your kitchen stocked," Dudash says. She suggests fruits such as apples, pears, kiwi, and bananas since they are available throughout the year. Easy to snack on vegetables include sugar snap peas and baby carrots.
Dudash also addressed those recent concerns about eating too much kale (and other cruciferous vegetables) saying, "The amount [of kale] that most people are eating is probably not concerning. You really have to eat a lot of those foods to have problems."
If you are conceded about hypothyroidism, Dudash recommends you see a endocrinologist.
2. Drink more water
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Staying hydrated will also keep you energized, Dudash says. Though it's important to note that you don't have to drink water only. Tea and sparkling water are good options as well.
3. Use portion control
"You might be eating a healthy diet, but your eating too much of it you're still going to gain weight," says Dudash.
You can buy Clean Eating for Busy Families at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe. The book offers family dinners targeted for busy families, though Dudash says the recipes will work for just about anyone. The clean eating aspect of the book means the recipes use mostly "whole foods in their least processed state."
You can watch The Chew's Weight Watchers Chef contest on ABC. For more information about the contest and the show, visit The Chew website.