Eating Well + Healthy Living

Living a healthy lifestyle has many components and many more challenges. Working with Gray Chiropractic & Sports Associates can provide a menu of options for getting well AND eating well.

Many people don’t know about the related benefits of chiropractic care to weight loss and weight management

Many healthcare providers prescribe pain medication to manage your pain. A side effect of pain meds is the potential for weight gain (amongst many others). So, working with Dr. Gray can eliminate the source of your pain and your need for detrimental pills.

Controlled and sustained weight loss is known to help reduce conditions such as sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Dr. Gray is a strong proponent and living proof of the benefits of a healthy diet. In addition to being a chef, Dr. Gray advises patients on developing creative food choice plans to help with pain and weight management, all with the goal of living a healthy and complete life. If you want support with your goals to lose weight and become more satisfied with your lifestyle, please ask Dr. Gray. He looks forward to helping you.

Food As A Tool For Healing

 

Choices you make about what you eat and drink are important. You need to do the healthy living math and ensure that what you put into your body adds up to a balanced, nutritious diet. Your activity level, gender, age, and health conditions all impact your daily caloric needs.

Identifying the best foods to eat seems to change on a regular basis. The food pyramid isn’t what it once was. Food fads come and go. What was new and “healthy” yesterday is being rejected and disproven today. However, if you stick to the basics, you’ll establish a foundation of eating well that has remained timeless, regardless of your preferred cuisine.

Always build a regular diet around:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Lean protein foods
  • Less added sugar
  • No trans fat
  • Managed portion sizes

While your age is unchangeable, chiropractic treatment is a proven way to help reduce barriers to your ability to be and remain active.

Done Simply: Five Healthier Food Choices

You can live a healthy lifestyle and eat well if you make healthier food choices. Here are five easy ways to maintain a healthy diet:

1. Know What’s In It

If you can state the ingredients of what is on your plate, you’re more likely to be eating healthier. When your menu has less processed or fewer ingredients, you’re much closer to the source. 

2. Keep the Right Foods in Sight

The best way to make healthy eating a habit is to have the right food groups on hand for snacks and meals. And if you’re worried about throwing food away because you’re not eating fresh items quickly enough, don’t be afraid to stock the freezer. Frozen fruits and vegetables are great for nutritional benefits.

3. Try a New Taste Now and Then

Go ahead – take a trip to the farmer’s market or a different grocery that provides some fresh flavor options and prepare your next meal in a whole new way. Getting variety helps you stay out of a culinary rut and exposes you and your family to some great flavors.

4. Be Fruitful and Plant a Seed

You’ve probably heard this before, but it bears repeating: plant-based diets are packed with nutrients, fill you up, and boost your all-important fiber intake. Include whole grains and whole grain products and try fruits and vegetables with deeply colored skin, such as mangoes, blueberries, cantaloupe, tomatoes, red peppers, and dark leafy greens, since they generally have more micronutrients. Eat the skins (that are edible), too, to maximize your daily fiber and nutrients.

5. Carb Down, Carb Simple

Even when eating away from home you can be diligent about eating well. Selecting menu options that have fewer or more basic ingredients, sauces, and toppings will reduce the amount of processed sugars and limit the calories and fat in your meal. When preparing meals at home, be light on additional ingredients. Without trying, our regular American diets are loaded with carbohydrates. Just being aware of that and having one fewer carb-led portion per day can pay off greatly.

Don’t wait any longer.

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and working toward a better life today!