A healthy diet leads to a healthy lifestyle throughout the year – MyCG

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By Keisha Reynolds, MyCG Writer
As our bi-annual body composition approaches, it is important that you maintain your active, healthy lifestyle, which includes a healthy diet. 
Maria McConville, a registered dietician from the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), offers some tips and resources that will help you keep your healthy diet on track. 
Quick tips to keep in mind during food purchasing, preparation, and eating:
The top three resources to help you plan your healthiest meals: 
“Having optimal health to ensure Coast Guard members can complete our missions in the most effective ways is important,” said Tim Merrell Health Promotion Program manager who also manages Wellness Wednesdays. “Ensuring that our members have the tools they need to achieve their fittest states and in the healthiest ways is my goal, especially as they prepare for [body composition]. If you develop a habit of fueling your body with nutritious foods, you will get immediate and long lasting benefits.”
Join us today as Maria McConville presents at upcoming Wellness Wednesday. McConville is a Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) contractor supporting CHAMP/ Uniformed Services University, a registered dietitian and senior nutrition health educator. She will present "5 steps for meal planning and prepping for weight management” at 3 p.m., Eastern, on CG Teams. Specifically, she will be talking about knowing what you really want from yourself, assessing where you are currently, the power of your vision statement, SMART goal setting, and tips for meal planning and prepping.

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