National Nutrition Month: Healthy Eating and Meal Replacements

March is National Nutrition Month, a month to highlight the importance of making informed food choices, developing good eating habits and committing to regular physical activity. If you’re struggling with your weight, there are many ways you can enhance your diet and keep your weight loss journey exciting.

The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss is committed to helping you develop healthy eating habits. Our beverage-based meal replacements are a tasty, high-protein choice that satisfies all of your nutritional needs.

Successful weight loss depends on many different things. For starters, targeting and changing unhealthy eating habits will help you lose weight. If you want to enhance your weight loss and improve your quality of life, our experienced doctors want you to consider our weight loss programs. We provide educational materials that teach proper nutrition and how to conquer daily challenges.

What you eat in between meal replacements is equally important for managing your weight loss journey. If you’re not balancing meal replacements with healthy meals, the results you want will be harder to achieve.

Healthy diet options for weight loss

Below is a list of food options that compliment our healthy meal replacements and help you lose weight. When you sign up for our 2-Step Program, we will guide you through exact meal requirements and calorie limitations. Maintaining a carb count specifically identified for your weight loss needs is essential for keeping your body in ketosis. A body in constant ketosis uses stored fat for energy, helping you shed weight more quickly. Some of the recommended food options include:

  • Meats
    • White-colored fish
    • Shellfish
    • Skinless chicken breast
    • Skinless turkey breast
    • Salmon and dark-colored fish
    • Lean beef
    • Lean pork
    • Lean lamb
    • Firm tofu
    • Egg whites
  • Vegetables
    • Asparagus
    • Bell pepper
    • Broccoli
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Celery
    • Cucumber
    • Green beans
    • Mushroom
    • Radish
    • Summer squash
    • Tomato
    • Carrot
    • Raw onion
    • Lettuce
    • Raw spinach
    • Mixed greens
    • Watercress

Meal Replacements

Are you using store-bought meal replacements? Are you sure they’re healthy? Many store-bought meal replacements have a high fat and sugar content and will often do more damage than good. To help keep you on track, we’ve compiled a list of deliciously healthy recipes that you can try once you’ve enrolled in one of our weight loss programs.

When used in combination with our 2-Step Compass Program, meal replacements can effectively help you lose weight. At The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss, we look at obesity — and being overweight — as a complex, chronic problem that requires medical attention. We offer a highly effective, time-tested approach that can be personalized for your situation and needs. Contact us today for a free phone consultation.