The last few months have been a whirlwind for most people and some of us have not been as healthy as we’d like to be due to the added stress. According to a recent study conducted by Atkins, people are trying to revise their lifestyle habits, with 45-percent of people saying they’ll buy and eat more foods that are low in sugar, and 29-percent of people saying they’re looking for more unprocessed foods.
During these times, health and wellness needs to be at the forefront of the conversation and that starts with nutrition. Today, nearly 3 out of 4 Americans are overweight or obese and 50-percent of adults are diabetic or prediabetic. A low carb eating approach, such as Atkins, has been shown to help improve overall health and reduce the likelihood of these comorbidities. Atkins doesn’t believe in eating less, but rather eating right, and has multiple phases that offer customizable eating approaches regardless of whether someone wants to achieve optimal health, manage or lose weight.
As the U.S. continues to grapple with how to navigate this unprecedented time while we wait for a vaccine, especially now that some states are seeing an uptick in cases, here are three tips for how people can take the necessary precautions to stay healthy this summer…
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Eat Healthier When Eating Out
Now that some restaurants are beginning to invite customers back to enjoy outdoor dining, choose better-for-you options at your favorite spot, while supporting a local business! Choose meat options that are “roasted,” “grilled” or “broiled.”
If you are ordering a salad, choose a dressing with an oil-and-vinegar base and ditch those blood-sugar spiking croutons. Make sure your meals are composed of high-fiber carbs, optimal protein and healthy fats.