• By Clancy Harrison
  • In 2017
  • June 6, 2017

20 Nutrition Messages to Inspire You to Live a Healthy Life

20 Nutrition Messages to Inspire You to Live a Healthy Life

Food should be fun, not complicated or stressful.

Every week you can find the latest list of foods you should never eat; the next hot superfood trend to prevent disease; the promotion of a new diet for radical weight loss; or a social media food scare calling a particular food poisonous. If you are caught in a whirlwind of mixed nutritional messages, you are not alone.  Unfortunately, sensational headlines increase the nutrition hype surrounding wacky food trends and create food confusion.

Each day a person makes over 200 food decisions! To help guide your daily food choices and lead a healthier life, we asked 14 Registered Dietitians {food and nutrition experts} to share their favorite nutritional messages.

20 Nutrition Messages to Inspire You to Live a Healthy Life

  1. “People can have an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.” Jessica Bachman PhD, RD
  2. “There are only 2 foods you shouldn’t eat – a food that’s rotten or a food that’s stolen.” Jennifer Neily, MS, RDN, FAND
  3. “More doesn’t taste better, it’s just more.” Judy Barbe MS, RD
  4. “Enjoy your food with health in mind.” Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE
  5. “Food shouldn’t make you feel bad.” Melissa Joy Dobbins MS, RDN, CDE
  6. “Don’t exercise to eat. You cannot outrun a poor diet.” Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD
  7. “You Can Eat Clean Crap!” Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RDN, FAND
  8. “Fiber will fill you up, not fill you out.” Joan Salge Blake MS, RD, LDN
  9. “Mindful eating is about trusting your body, not a calculator.” Malorie Blake, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT
  10. “Don’t drink your calories” (instead of soda choose water). Sarah Pflugradt, MS, RDN, LDN
  11. “Practice healthier behaviors and the weight will follow.” Michelle Loy MPH, MS, RDN
  12. “A fork and your brain are your best tools for weight loss. Go slow- it may take 20 minutes to realize you are full.”  Basheerah Enahora, MS, MBA, RD, LDN
  13. “Nutrition isn’t one size fits all. What works for ONE, doesn’t work for everyBODY.” Basheerah Enahora, MBA, MS, RD, LDN
  14. “If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.” Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
  15. “Drink a glass of water first….then see if you are hungry.” Susan Adams MS, RD, LDN, FAND
  16. “Fruit is nature’s fast food.” Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RDN, FAND
  17. “Eat dessert because you enjoy it, not because it is available.” Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RDN, FAND
  18. “Don’t yuck someone’s yum.” Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  19. “If you think you don’t like a certain vegetable, try it roasted.” Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  20. Hunger is 365 days a year and doesn’t take a summer vacation.” Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RDN, FAND

If a message inspires you, write it down and hang it up in a special place to keep you motivated. To receive sound nutrition advice, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are your food and nutrition experts. To find a Registered Dietitian near you, visit Eatright.org today.

If you love these messages, you will want to check out the following articles:

To learn how social media might be causing eating disorders, watch Registered Dietitian, Jessica Bachman PhD RD, explain with Ryan Leckey on WNEP.


Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RDN, FAND is a Registered Dietitian, Author of Feeding Baby, TEDx Speaker, and Food Justice Advocate. You can find more information at www.ClancyHarrison.com. Follow her on Facebook: Clancy Harrison & Twitter: ClancyCHarrison

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