What Does Nutrition Diva Eat?

Like you, Nutrition Diva lives in the real world - the one that includes surprise pizza parties and other unforeseen developments. Here's how the ultimate nutrition expert navigates through the twists and turns of real life (without deprivation or hunger).

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
4-minute read
Episode #290

8:30 pm 

After dinner, I brought out some fresh fruit and walnuts in the shell for us to enjoy while we chatted - a perfectly satisfying way to end the meal. 

The Recap

So, how did my day's choices work out? It wasn't perfect - but what day is? The total number of calories added up to about the right amount. But, as is often the case, I ate more than half of my calories in the evening. This is the eating pattern that seems to work for my lifestyle. Fortunately, as long as you're eating the right amount of calories, it doesn't really matter when you eat them.

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The day was a little lower in protein and a little higher in fat than usual, but I can balance that out over the next day or two. I just barely cleared the bar on fiber, mostly because the grains that I did eat - in the pizza - weren't whole grain. On the plus side, my day included 9 servings of fruits and vegetables - and no added sugar at all!  Plus, I had a really nice time with my friends. 

The point is that every day is going to throw a couple of curves at you. And if you're making good choices along the way, you'll be able to accommodate the unexpected without throwing your nutritional welfare under the bus.

See also: Moderation in All Things (Part 1)


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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.