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Staying fit during National Nutrition Month

A Minnesota dietician gives some simple tips for staying hydrated and healthy.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — March is National Nutrition Month, but a dietician gave KARE 11 some tips you can use all year. 

Samantha McKinney, a registered dietician with Life Time, advised people to focus on additions instead of subtractions, adding healthy habits to your life. 

Here are some tips from McKinney: 

  1. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water.
  2. Increase your protein – often more than you think.
  3. Focus on core supplements taken consistently before specialty/market-y ones.
  4. Follow the 80/20 rule: eat well 80% of the time and relax the other 20%. 
  5. Actually sit down when you eat so you can focus on and enjoy what you're eating. Avoid eating while driving, over the sink, or on the run.