Healthy Habits start now!

A diet is not just about eating less calories.  A diet should be about changing your lifestyle into one that is healthier and something that can be maintained for energy, happiness and health.  In today’s world, with all that can be bought and all you are bombarded with at the grocery store, the TV ads, the products and medications to fix them, it is no wonder there is so much confusion about what to eat, how to eat, what is healthy.  I know it is hard to change, but it is harder to spend that last 20 or more years of your life on medication, facing diabetes and medications, or not being able to live the quality of life you pictured.

People who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop heart disease and stroke, even if they have no other risk factors. Obesity is unhealthy because excess weight puts more strain on your heart. It can raise blood pressure and blood cholesterol. Losing weight is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of heart problems and other diseases.  

It’s easy to start a diet. Staying on one is harder! Prepare yourself by setting goals, thinking ahead to roadblocks along the way, and deciding how to deal them.

It’s never wise to follow fad diets, go without eating, or try to lose weight too fast. Think about your eating habits. It may be helpful to pick a certain room in the house and not eat anywhere else. Decide how to handle temptation. When you’re offered high-calorie foods, turn them down nicely, but firmly. Try to eat out at places where there are low-calorie foods to choose from.

Plan ahead. If a bad mood, stress or boredom makes you want to eat a lot, decide in advance what action to take. You could take up a new hobby, go for a walk, call a friend or read a book.

Be realistic and expect setbacks. If you go off your diet, don’t quit and don’t get mad at yourself. Just get back on track.  The best I have for you today…..  Pick up and keep going.  Everyone has a bad day, falls off the wagon, and makes an unhealthy decision.  So what.  Just pick up where you left off.  

YOU CAN DO THIS!!  Join a level today!