National Nutrition Month Encourages People To ‘Eat Right,’ But Forgets About Low-Carb Dieters

Filed under: Events — @ March 4, 2009

The American Dietetic Association encourages people to “eat right” this month

Did you know that the month of March has been designated by the American Dietetic Association as National Nutrition Month®? With many people giving up on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight right about now, it’s the perfect time to get people back on track with their goals to be healthy and fit. Since the warm weather is coming soon with Spring just around the corner, what better time to learn how to “Eat Right” as the campaign theme suggests? Unfortunately, what do they mean by eating the “right” way?

According to the National Nutrition Month web site, this effort “focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.” What are those “informed food choices” for “developing sound eating?” This includes:

Beans, peas and barley
Soybeans, other soy-based foods (not soybean oil)
Fruits and vegetables
Salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel
Red grapes and purple grape juice
Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts
Green or black tea
Onions, scallions, shallots, garlic and leeks

While these foods in and of themselves don’t look to be necessarily bad for you, I can tell you now that many of them would not be acceptable for people on a controlled-carbohydrate lifestyle. Find out why and what foods would be better choices for a low-carb dieter to eat as part of National Nutrition Month in March by clicking here.


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