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Eating a healthy diet doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or your favorite foods, Maya Feller, a registered dietitian nutritionist and adjunct professor of clinical nutrition at NYU, told Insider.
“Some of the common misconceptions that I’ve heard about healthy eating is that people have to abandon their culture in order to eat healthy fully,” Feller said.
“Everyone has a culture, but, for some reason in the US, healthy eating is, ‘I had a salad for lunch,’ and you have to let everything else go.”
Feller, who became interested in nutrition while training for the 2005 Boston Marathon, says to approach healthy eating by focusing on increasing the amount of healthy foods you enjoy in your diet and planning meals ahead of time.
She shared her tips on how to revamp your diet with the resources you have available to maximize taste and health.
Tip #1: Don’t limit yourself to the produce section when shopping for healthy foods. Frozen veggies can go a long way.
When it comes to shopping for healthier foods, Feller said one of the most common mistakes people make is buying foods they don’t like just because they think they’re “healthy.”
“Just because you saw so-and-so on TV