Nutritional One (Two or a Few) Liners
One of the most important aspects of our jobs is to educate our patients. No matter what your discipline, a health care professional’s tendency is to try out all those polysyllabic words we spent so much time and money learning. However, it is often the most basic, straight forward and uncomplicated words and phrases that can find a front row seat in a person’s memory. If you can give them that ticket, your therapy will linger long after their original problem has resolved. Here are some of pearls s that have hit the mark over the years.
Re: weight loss“Every step counts; every bite counts.”
Re: Eating Healthier Food“There are 21 meals a week. If 18 of them are healthy, you’ll be healthy.”
*At least --one type of dark green --one kind of bean --and three different (and preferably bright) colors of vegetables.
Re: Supplements“Show me a person with a magic pill, potion or powder, and I’ll show you a person after a bunch of your dollars.”
When asked if I believe in vitamins, my answer is:“No, but I believe you need them, and if you don’t get them from food, you’ll have to take them from a bottle.”
Regarding single pill products that have dozens of ingredients in tiny amounts:"A product that has everything doesn't have enough of anything, to really do a thing."