5 Easy Strategies for Establishing Healthy Eating Habits

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a sought-after national speaker and consultant who has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets. Dr. Mimi is also a fitness and health advocate, is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of the newest book, Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

What Dr. Secor Can Say in an Interview on
Nutritional Stratgies:

When we talk about having a strategy for anything what does that mean? Strategizing is having a plan or coming up with a method or a number of steps it will take to obtain a specific goal or result you have in mind. After all, we can’t realize something we want unless we first spell it out and then devise an approach that will get us there. Let’s focus on some great, easy eating strategies. Here are 5 that can get you on the right path if practiced with consistency. 

1. Eat more slowly. It takes 20 minutes after eating for our brains to register that we have eaten. If we eat more slowly, that gives our brain time to notice we have eaten, and this reduces the tendency to overeat.

2. Exercise portion control. Controlling how much we eat out of the gate helps ensure that we don’t consume too many calories before we are satiated. We tend to eat what’s on our plate so it makes sense that limiting what we put on it in the first place helps us consume fewer calories.

3. Keep pre-eating healthy habits. Drink a large glass of water, then have a salad with dressing on the side (only dipping your fork into the dressing) before eating your meal. It’s the perfect way to prevent overindulging in excessive calories. We tend to not drink enough water already, so drinking a glass of water before every meal has a bonus effect.

4. Employ eating-out tips. Pack 1/2 of your meal into a to-go container right away so you’re not tempted to consume the entire plate of food. Order a salad with no dressing before your main course, and keep the bread, chips, etc., off the table unless you’re sure you can control your consumption. Eat out with like-minded people with similar health goals or ask friends and family to help you by not ordering foods that will tempt you; it takes a village of support when you are getting started and until you’re able to gain more control over your choices and temptation.

5. Savor your meals. Consider eating with a corn cob pick or chopsticks to slow yourself down and keep the TV off so you can concentrate on enjoying your meal, and chew fully before swelling. Enjoy the full sensory experience of eating!


Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a Nurse Practitioner, Educator, Health & Fitness Advocate. She is also a popular National Speaker and Consultant, educating advanced practice clinicians and consumers around the country and the world. She is the author of the #1 International bestselling book, Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age, and the newest title: Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

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