You had every intention of having a salad for lunch and salmon for dinner. But then your day became such a relay race you ended up cozying up to a carton of takeout kung pao. The good news: "To reap nearly all the benefits of a healthy diet, you don't have to be perfect—just good enough," says Leslie Bonci, R.D., the director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "Even small tweaks can make a major difference in your weight and energy level."|
Use these tweaks to stay healthy when the real world hits.
1. The Health Booster: Eat More Whole Grains
IN A PERFECT WORLD…you eat carbs only if they're made from fiber-rich whole grains to reduce your risk of heart disease.2. The Health Booster: Fill Up on Produce
IN A PERFECT WORLD…you have fruits and vegetables at every meal to get the recommended nine servings daily.