Tami Gregg is a registered dietitian at Hudson Physicians, and has been a healthcare professional for more than 20 years. She earned her master’s degree in nutrition and her focus is on diabetes.
Tami has always understood the value of healthy living. It is one of the main reasons she entered the medical field. She enjoys being able to help people change their not-so-healthy eating habits.
Here are 3 tips from Tami to help you with a healthy lifestyle:
1) Eat 3 healthy, balanced meals a day
According to Tami, this is meal planning 101. For each meal, make sure you have 3 or more food groups on your plate with lots of variety and color. She likes using the Plate Method to help people better visualize a balanced meal. (see image)
2) Balanced meal, balanced life
Good nutrition comes with a balanced lifestyle. It’s important to move hourly. Just 5 minutes every hour will do. Learn to manage your stress through breathing or meditation or anything that helps calm you down. And, of course, SLEEP! Adults need a minimum of 7 hours of sleep per night.
3) Grains are not evil
Grains are not bad. The key is moderation and always choosing whole grains, rather than refined. Instead of white bread, try whole-wheat. Replace corn flakes with bran flakes. Try steel cut oatmeal rather than Cream of Wheat or rice cereals.
Every month, Tami teaches a Diabetes and a Heart Health class, both include nutrition tips. View class schedule.