I was very excited when I was aked to speak at the National Kidney Foundation’s corporate wellness event this past Wednesday. I spoke to the crowd about nutrition and how to eat to prevent high blood pressure and diabetes. I will share my top 3 tips that I presented to them:
1) Eat Breakfast! Also, try to eat soon after you wake up, even if that means just something small (like a banana or nuts) in your car on the way to work.
2) Don’t go more than 3 hours without eating! Even if you aren’t hungry…eat a little something so that when you next meal rolls around you are so starving you make bad choices. Plus, eating frequently keeps you metabolism buring (think of my campfire analogy) and also stabilizes your blood sugar.
3). Eat “clean” foods! It’s best to simplify and you don’t need any special fad diet to eat healthy. The next time you are at the grocery store…keep it simple and choose fewer items from boxes and cans and go for fruits, veggies and simple protiens (including tofu, fish and eggs). “Clean” choices mean simple foods with minimal processing or preservatives.
One of my closest friends introduced me to the foundation because she is a kidney transplant recipeint! The foundation does great things. You can check out their website here: