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Why It’s Important to Personalize Your Eating

By Leslie Bonci, Baseball Strength and Conditioning, 11/26/18, 12:00PM CST

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Dietary patterns don’t demand perfection. It’s the consistency with which you eat nutritious foods that makes the difference.

The joy of eating is that one size doesn’t fit all. Some of us eat to live, while others live to eat. For those with certain chronic conditions, like diabetes, food choices are closely tied to disease management, while others may customize meals in an effort to lower their risk of developing heart disease or another condition. Some of us love to create in our kitchen, while others prefer takeout.

Whatever your preferences and goals, the key is to develop what the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans describe as healthy eating patterns, which meet your wellness goals, fit your lifestyle and fall within your budget.