This is what a dietician eats in an average day
Posted August 18
If you want to be fiercely healthy, surround yourself with advice from those who really understand food, nutrients and how it all affects your body.
We’ve taken a look at what multiple registered dieticians (RD) eat on an average day, so you can make little changes to be healthier today.
Water, water, water
Each of these dieticians mentioned drinking enough water. Buy a 32 oz. water bottle to help keep track of how much you get in a day. If it helps, add natural flavoring (mint, fruit, etc.) if that’s what it takes you get your daily 64 oz.
Less than 86 percent of Americans get enough vegetables every day, according to a 2015 study by the Center of Disease Control. You should be eating at least five servings of vegetables everyday. Breakfast, which is frequently used as an excuse to eat dessert first thing in the morning, is a great place to try to sneak in veggies.
- Green smoothie with plenty of protein
Try her Perfect Green Smoothie recipe here.
- Eggs with veggies
“The truth is that dietary cholesterol does NOT raise cholesterol. It’s also true that the majority of nutrients and healthy fat are found in the yolk of the egg,” Cassie wrote on her website.
- Peanut butter banana toast
“Peanut butter is rich in healthy fats and protein to help fill me up and the whole-grain English muffin delivers fiber which is also filling,” Lisa wrote on Eating Well.
Most people don’t have a lot of time for lunch, because, well, they are busy doing life stuff. These dieticians could totally relate.
- Veggie and grain salad bowls
“They’re so satisfying and keep me full, too! I usually do some sort of greens + other veggies + canned beans + a grain (quinoa, brown rice, etc.) + avocado and/or feta cheese + balsamic vinaigrette,” she told health blog Peanut Butter Fingers. “It’s a really good mix of protein, healthy fat and carbs, and the volume from the veggies really helps with satiety, too.”
Find one of Anne’s bowl recipes here.
These were the most common snack preferences of all of these dieticians:
- Apples or pears with peanut or almond butter.
- Hard boiled egg.
- A small bowl of Greek yogurt with fruit.
- A handful of nuts.
- A small bowl of cottage cheese.
- Hummus and carrots.
As your last meal of the day, make this count. And, as mentioned above, make enough to use as a healthy lunch for the next day.
- Soups loaded with beans and veggies
- Zucchini Lasagna
“I made this same lasagna last weekend and it was SHUT THE FRONT DOOR fantastical,” Jones wrote on Buzzfeed.
- Salmon with veggies
At the end of the day, we all crave a little treat (and a reward for making it through the day). This is how these dieticians satisfy their sweet-tooth cravings.
- Dried Tart cherries
- Sweet potato pies with homemade whip cream
- Dark chocolate
And there you have it. There is no one right way to be healthy, but these ideas can help you make better eating choices to get the nutrients you need and have the energy you want.