Ten years ago I had no interest in nutrition until I decided to become nutrition savvy for my own health. Turning to a healthy lifestyle saved me from a lifelong battle with depression, poor self esteem by giving me an energy and zest for life again. Not only do I feel better, but I'm also happier, plus I even look younger than I did in high school, which is a nice bonus! Learning to become nutrition savvy isn’t hard at all. I didn’t learn everything in a classroom initially, though my passion for nutrition did later lead me to my college degree in the field. At a very young age, I developed certain ways to learn more about the food I was eating, and why I should care. Here are my top ways to become nutrition savvy that you can implement into your life to make a huge difference in more ways than you can imagine.
1. Read Health and Fitness Magazines
One of my favorite ways to become nutrition savvy is to simply pick up popular health and fitness magazines. Visit your local supermarket, bookstore, or your online library to find great, reliable health and fitness magazines. If you have an iPad or iPhone, you can even subscribe digitally. I used to get on the treadmill for a power walk and read an entire magazine, feeling so much more knowledgeable about what nutrition was, and why I should care. Some of my favorites are Women’s Health and Fitness, Fitness magazine, Health, Shape, Clean Eating, Self, and Oxygen.