People sense the possibility of improving health by making informed choices regarding food, and they sense danger in making uninformed ones, but they do not know where to get information they can trust.” – Dr Andrew Weil
Unless the doctors of today become the dieticians of tomorrow, the dieticians of today will become the doctors of tomorrow.” – Alexis Carrel, Nobel Prize Winner–Man the Unknown (1935)
By the end of this module you will be able to:
- List the principles of eating well.
- Pick a popular healthy eating pattern to base your plan on.
- Lay the foundation of your own ever-evolving-eating-plan.
- Use the Nutritional Value of your weekly meal plans to explore the macronutrient balance of your meal plans.
Proper nutrition is the crown jewel of health. It is also a subject that is as highly charged as politics or religion. For just about any set of facts substantiated by one group of studies, you’ll find a comparable number of articles and “experts” to refute it. (Travis and Ryan)
You can relax, I won’t be prescribing a diet everyone can or should follow. This would undermine the principles of eating well which you’ll learn about in this module. It is our belief that there is but one expert who does have answers for you – and that authority is you.
The aim of this module is to give you some food for thought (pardon the pun) on the subject and we explore two popular healthy eating patterns that may serve as models to form the basis for your own ever-evolving eating plan.
Given the high visibility of nutrition (and fad diets) in the media, much of the material will be a reminder of what you already know, but may have avoided or forgotten.
When designing your own Ever-Evolving Eating Plan please remember your own uniqueness, and that any successful eating plan will (must) be ever-evolving.
What you are really looking for is not in here. – Sign on a refrigerator door
When all else fails, eat! – Ashleigh Brilliant