“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth…”
― Siddhārtha Gautama

Every year I make a promise to eat better and exercise more. I know what to eat and I enjoy walking, especially with our dog. So why do I and many others struggle to meet healthy goals?

Knowing what to eat and how to move are only part of the solution to a healthy lifestyle. It is time to focus on reprogramming the brain. The thoughts, behaviors, and feelings about yourself.

Adopting a healthy lifestyle includes a positive attitude and motivation. The chance of lifelong success is usually found in people motivated by better health, increased energy, and self-esteem. Are you ready to make changes in your lifestyle?

Remember to make realistic short and long-term goals. Believe in yourself. Take small steps. Don’t ever feel guilty if you splurge, plan those days into your meal plan.

The suggestions are only a blueprint. Choose those tips that you can relate to. Let’s start on the homefront.

Tips to Controlling Your Home Setting

  1. Eat only while sitting down at the kitchen or dining room table. Do not eat while watching television, reading, cooking, talking on the phone, standing at the refrigerator or working on the computer.
  2. Keep tempting foods out of sight or out of the house.
  3. Keep low-calorie foods on hand.
  4. Stay out of the kitchen, unless you are preparing a meal.
  5. Have healthy snacks prepared ahead of time, such as low-fat cheese, nonfat cottage cheese, fruits, vegetables, and popcorn.

Contact Family Nutrition Center to schedule an appointment with our Registered Dietitians. Let us help you meet your health and nutrition goals.