Tip: How To Start Eating Healthy?

When starting to make changes, I suggest you take small steps, don’t try and change everything all at once, especially if you’ve tried before unsuccessfully.


If you know you eat unhealthy much of the time you may ask, “How do I start eating healthy?”

When starting to make changes, I suggest you take small steps, don’t try and change everything all at once, especially if you’ve tried before unsuccessfully.

For most people, the best approach is to change a couple of things in your diet at a time and successfully establish those habits before you tackle more.

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Tip: Keep a Food Journal

Keep a food journal to accurately monitor your food consumption. This is especially important for people wanting to eat healthier and starting a new dietary routine.

Keep a Food JournalKeep a food journal to accurately monitor your food consumption.  This is especially important for people wanting to eat healthier and starting a new dietary routine.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that when people write down what they ate in a food journal, they realized they have been underestimating their food consumption by an average of 1,053 calories a day.

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  1. Record everything you eat and drink for a day in a personal food journal.
  2. When keeping a food journal remember to write down everything you drink and eat including small bites of anything. Continue reading “Tip: Keep a Food Journal”

Quality of Life – 9 Steps for Positive Changes

Establishing healthier habits to preserve or improve your quality of life is not always easy and requires effort and consistency on your part. You can bring about change in your daily life by transforming your thoughts or changing your perspective of life.

Here are some suggested steps that can help you improve your health and well being according to your desires and expectations. These nine steps will bring you closer to achieving permanent, positive changes to improve your health and your quality of life.

Establishing healthier habits to preserve or improve your quality of life is not always easy and requires effort and consistency on your part. You can bring about change in your daily life by transforming your thoughts or changing your perspective of life.

Here are some suggested steps that can help you improve your health and well being according to your desires and expectations. These nine steps will bring you closer to achieving permanent, positive changes to improve your health and your quality of life.

  1. The first and foremost step is to acknowledge a willingness to change and be willing to learn proper ways to carry that out. If you just think about or jot down the changes you desire and then forget about them, it will do you no good. If you are resistant to the changes you need to make then these steps will prove to be of no value. You may feel discouraged at times and some people may put up obstacles in your way to try and prevent you from bringing about desired changes, for yourself as well as them, but persistence and determination will keep you in charge and focused on your desired outcome. Continue reading “Quality of Life – 9 Steps for Positive Changes”

Resistance to Change

As a parent, wife, husband, mother, father, a major part of success will be your ability to inspire and encourage your family to get out of their routine, what’s comfortable to them; to assure them that even though they are on a new journey, it’s the right journey, for the right reasons. Acquiring and having good health should be high on everyone’s list of priorities, not only for you but for your family as well.

Change is not easy.  But it is simple.  We all know and unconsciously accept things will always change.  We don’t have a choice about that, but we do have a choice on how we react to change. The choice really boils down to this…either we manage change, or it will manage us.

As an individual, however, deciding to make changes is the easy part.  Getting yourself or your family on board is much more difficult.  Why is that? This is because change is an emotional process.  We are all creatures of habit who usually resist it, and most welcome what’s comfortable and routine. The unknown can be worrisome!

The truth, of course, is that change can bring about pleasurable and rewarding results.  In the case of establishing better eating habits in order to have better health the result can be quite simply just feeling better, having more energy, getting sick less often, disappearing aches and pains, slowing down the aging process, looking better, living a more fulfilled life, the list is endless. Continue reading “Resistance to Change”

Our Journey to Healthy Eating

Our family’s journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating. This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels. What an eye opener this was! Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

My journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating.  This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels.  What an eye opener this was!  Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

I would have said our family ate pretty well.  We rarely ate out.  In fact, my son was 14 before he ever ate at a fast food restaurant and he wasn’t with me when he did!

But, cooking was not my thing.  I much preferred to clean up the kitchen after the cook, rather than the actual preparing and cooking of the meal.  This was a real challenge for me. Continue reading “Our Journey to Healthy Eating”