Podcast Episode 51
What is healthy food? And what exactly is a balanced diet? Conflicting messages from the media, health professionals, and our own body can be confusing. Host Mary Purdy RD makes it easy by dishing out healthy eating basics.
PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge!
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL FIND OUT ABOUT:
What Healthy Food Makes a Healthy Plate?
- What are the main food groups to focus on?
- What about the food pyramid?
How Many Veggies Should You Eat?
- Exploring vegetables you enjoy
- Thinking about colors
- Considering herbs
How Much Protein Should You Eat?
- Healthy types of proteins to consider
How Many Carbs Should You Eat?
- Complex vs. refined carbohydrates
- Examples of good carbs
- How much fruit should you eat?
How Much Fat Should You Eat?
- Examples of good fats
- Why it’s important to eat fat
What About Dairy? Is Dairy Healthy?
- Specific dairy recommendations
How to Individualize Healthy Food for YOUR Specific Dietary Needs
- whether you follow a:
- Vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, or other diet
And, The Weekly Nutrition Challenge!
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ABOUT THE SHOW
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest info, tips, and advice about nutrition & lifestyle, backed by over 10 years of clinical experience and a healthy sense of humor. Join the weekly conversation! Episodes come out weekly.
Mary Purdy is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University.
- Private practice (8 yrs)
- Adjunct professor at Bastyr University
- Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Mary currently works as a Registered Dietitian Coach at the Scientific Wellness company, Arivale. Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness and believes that food is medicine!
DISCLAIMER: This podcast is intended for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before following any information you hear here. The opinions expressed here are those exclusively of Mary Purdy, the Show’s producers, and guests, and do not necessarily represent the views of Arivale, Bastyr, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, or other entities.