“The first step is to take a look at what your diet and health have been like for the last 12 months. Think about questions like these and write down your answers in a notebook so that you can look back them again a year from now:
- How does your weight compare with a year ago?
- Do you feel healthy and have a lot of energy or are you tired all the time?
- Do you take vitamins or other nutritional supplements?
- Do you eat at home most of the time? If so, what types of foods? Whole fresh foods, boxed foods or TV dinners?
- If you eat in a restaurant, what types of restaurants do you go to and what types of foods do you choose?
- How physically active are you? Do you exercise regularly?
- Do you eat healthy size portions, or do you stuff yourself with every meal?
- Do you smoke?
- How much alcohol do you drink each week?
It is important to take an honest look at your health and dietary habits in order to set goals for your health and diet. “
Keeping a journal so that you can actually look at your patterns and habits is a good way to track your progress. Don’t get discouraged if you have an off day where you are craving chocolate, we are human, we don’t always wake up with the same feelings, but just because you mess up, don’t stop. Continue right where you left off. Enjoying yourself and your life it is part of the journey, what is the point of making all these rules if you are going to be miserable? I want you to get healthier and have a new attitude about what that means. Working out is a big commitment especially if you have kids, pets, work long hours, etc… But you must make time for it because it is only here to benefit you. Make time for “you time” because it is essential to keep you sane. Eating healthy should not be a punishment. Why is eating veggies and natural food supposed to be boring and bland? The truth is, it isn’t. I don’t know who made up these rules but break them. Why are all these soda companies advertising “natural” sugars? Isnt it obvious that natural is better, I don’t see anything natural about a soda. Stick the the basics. Keep it simple when it comes to food. Trust me you will feel and look better in no time.
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