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Finding information on the internet for nutrition can be hard.  Where do you start?  Who do you trust?  Here are some tips we give to help people make good choices. 

Do Not Pay: While there are some great programs available (like Weight Watchers or TOPS) which require payment, you can find the basics and nutrition information without paying.  Those programs have models and support systems which you are receiving for the payment.  The food and tips can be found elsewhere. Also many websites will offer you a free account to create a food diary or calorie tracker with free apps for a smart phone. 

No Quickie Results: If it sounds too good to be true, it might be.  Getting healthy or losing weight takes some time.  Any websites telling you the results will be overnight or within a week, are probably not your best bet.

Beware of Trend Diets: Our bodies need each food group to run properly. Cutting out major catergories of food can be hard and any results usually don't last long. 

If you have questions, ask a physician, nurse or dietician! 


ChooseMyPlate.gov
    Quick Tip Guides

CDC WISEWOMAN Website Nutrition Tips



Tips for Portion Control & Losing Weight

-It turns out size matters when it comes to your plate!  Eating on a smaller plate will keep you from overeating at meals.  

-Keep serving dishes off the table you are eating at to keep from quick plate refills. Or pack your leftovers before sitting down to eat to make it harder to get seconds you don't need.

-Eat MINDFULLY!  Don't fill up your fork until your previous bite is swallowed. Turn off the television.  

-Simple ways to cut calories without extreme dieting. 


Return soon for more tips and websites.  


WISEWOMEN participants are eligible for some additional nutrition programs through our partners if they have cardiac or diabetic risk factors. 

New Leaf Health Coaching via United Health Services

Purdue Extension's Small Steps to Health

YMCA - Diabetes Prevention Program

 

Are you Eligible for HIP 2.0??
HIP 2.0 is Indiana's affordable healthcare plan for Hoosiers. New openings are available and will provide health coverage to thousands of adults.
Click here for the requirements.

Need help completing the application? Covering Kids and Families will be by your side throughout the whole process.  Contact Jim Baxter at jbaxter@uhs-in.org or leave him a voicemail at (574) 247-6047 x112.
 
 


Nutrition websites not connected to WISEWOMAN that may be useful to clients:
UNITY Garden Classes - Free
American Heart Association: 
Lowering Cholesterol through Cooking 
High Blood Pressure: Heart Healthy Cooking 
Livestrong: Diet and Nutrition
Spend Smart. Eat Smart.  - Low cost recipes and tips on how to grocery shop
 

100 Calorie Snacks!


Martin's Super Markets is giving tours with guides to help you find healthy food choices and great nutritional information. It is called Eat Smart. Be Well. and can be found in almost every Martin's location. Click here for more information about this local program!


Other Resources:
Contact us at (574) 314-5422 if you are looking for additional resources.




 


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