Santa Fe New Mexican

The Journey

• Ask your doctor about meeting with a dietitian • Eat your veggies and fruits, but enjoy a cookie if it’s time for one • If you’re sharing meals, add more toppings and condiments to your plate to increase calories if you need to gain weight • Reduce your consumption of red meats or processed meats • Minimize your consumption of raw fish and shellfish • If you’re on a budget or worry about shelf life, buy frozen or canned vegetables instead of fresh • If you’re bringing food to someone, deliver food with an ice pack or put it directly in the fridge to keep it fresh