Remembering your Goals for Healthy Eating
Developing healthy eating habits not only keeps your body in good health and in great shape, but it also makes you feel wonderful! We all get sidetracked, but remembering your goals for healthy eating is so important. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. That’s why it is so important to eat nutrient-rich foods.
The most optimal way to incorporate a healthy eating regimen into your daily life is to ingest fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, dairy, fish/poultry and whole grains. It is wise to limit your intake of processed foods, red meat, oil and high sodium sugary snacks. Another important aspect of eating healthy is to hydrate your body with plenty of water each day.
There are a lot of resources available to educate yourself on specific foods you can eat to maintain good physical health and emotional well-being.
It seems that many people get gung ho about eating healthy on January 1st. Soon after the new year begins, the resolution fades and people go back to old habits.
Need some help staying focused? Remembering your goals for healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard.
- Set clear goals Get specific. Make a list of just how you plan to eat right. Maybe you will be setting limits on your weekday coffee or spend more time cooking at home. The plan is to be clear on what you would like to do.
- Associate with friends and others who practice healthy living We learn by example, perhaps spending some more time with a friend who is really good at this will inspire you!
- Practice self-discipline You have made a detailed plan, now it is time to implement it. If at first you don’t succeed don’t beat yourself up. Practice doesn’t mean perfection.
- Avoid junk food purchases This is some good old fashioned common sense. I like to stick with real food. If I can’t pronounce the ingredient then I don’t eat it. (most of the time!)
- Set a limit on wine and alcohol Still working on this one. Nobody’s perfect!
- Hire a personal coach or team up with a friend for support You don’t have to hire a personal trainer neccisarily, challenge your spouse to a little wellness challenge and make the stakes high enough to keep you both motivated. You might surprise yourself and have a little fun with it!
Good luck out there!