Health Tips for the Holiday!

by Liz Erkers RD LD MS

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is a few short days away! Being that it lands on a Monday, that makes it an automatic 3 day weekend and a time when many of us tend to find any excuse to veer from our weekday routine. To help manage your diet and lifestyle this holiday weekend:

  • hold yourself accountable
  • keep active….your body is a machine which is intended for movement
  • THINK about your choices, take one meal at a time
  • drink loads of water
  • don’t allow yourself to have whatever you want to eat and drink just because it’s a holiday weekend. BARGAIN with yourself! You can’t have it all anymore!!
  • be proud of yourself for making healthy choices
  • have a safe and healthy 4th

Here is a Tip for Thought!

While adding nutrients to refined foods can theoretically increase their quality, the reality is that foods that come from the earth are invariably more complex and more nutritious than those that have been refined, then fortified.

Foods from the earth: fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans, peas, legumes
Have a wonderful 4th!

Liz Erker, RD LD MS

Liz is a Certified Health Coach with Take Shape For Life and registered dietitian through the American Dietetic Association.  She educates, supports and develops a plan for making healthy lifestyle choices that will improve one’s quality of life. Liz Erker is a registered dietician and has worked in the field of nutrition for more than 25 years. She helps to educate individuals in nutrition knowledge, weight loss, weight management and food intolerances and sensitivities. In addition to working with individuals, and participating in community outreach Liz welcomes teaming with physicians, personal trainers and family members.