With the myriad of grocery stores and foods to choose from, selecting what to put into your body can be a bit daunting—especially when there's a new fad diet or superfood to try every other day. In fact, research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab found that we make roughly 200 food-related decisions a day. To offer up some much-needed clarity, Women's Health recently spoke with three different nutritionists regarding the foods they eat day in and day out. Here's what they had to say:
"I eat oatmeal daily! It's so easy to customize depending on what's in season or what I'm in the mood for. I make it with milk and lots of mix-ins. Some of my favorites include peanut butter, fresh fruit, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate chips. My bowls are full of whole grains, healthy fats, and protein to keep me full until lunch. If I'm looking for an extra protein boost, I add an egg!" — Lindsay Livingston, dietitian and author of the blog The Lean Green Bean
"They're a low-calorie source of high-quality protein that keeps me full when I'm on the run. I'll boil a batch of eggs on the weekend and portion them out in twos or threes in small containers so I can have them on hand during the workweek for a snack or as part of a balanced breakfast." — Tanya Halliday, Ph.D., registered dietitian
"Kefir is great as a quick, high-quality protein and calcium alternative to milk. I can drink it for breakfast while chasing my toddler around or on my way into the office. It is a rich source of probiotics, which help maintain a healthy gut microbiome. You can drink it on its own or blend it with frozen fruit and spinach for a simple smoothie." — Sumner Brooks, registered dietitian and nutritionist, author of Savvy Girl Eating
For more, check out the nine foods that a nutritionist would never eat.