Making the BEST Food Choices: Navigating the Playing Field in Any Situation

by Brooke Joanna Benlifer, RD

Look for foods that fit the 4 basic premises of BEST

BALANCED (a healthy mix of high fiber or complex carbohydrates, protein, and some healthy, unsaturated fat)

ENERGY (foods that will provide long-lasting fuel, versus a quick sugar high that sends you crashing soon afterwards)

SATISFYING (Look for foods that appeal to you because of their freshness, aroma and ability to curb your hunger.)

TASTE (Choose foods whose taste YOU enjoy, versus foods which someone else thinks you “should” eat. That said, be flexible in your willingness to sample new foods!)

  • Brooke Joanna Benlifer, RD is a Cornell University graduate and Registered Dietitian with expertise in a variety of medical issues, from diabetes and cardiac care, to renal health and GI issues. She has a strong interest and background in weight management, emotional eating, sports nutrition and corporate wellness. She maintains a private practice, working with clients of all ages, from pediatric to geriatric, and has done freelance writing for DrWeil.com. Call 619-206-8022 to schedule an appointment.
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