Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:20 PM
Now that I have you thinking about your health and the goals that you will reach in 2015, I want to give you a few tips to help you along.
1. Set achievable goals. Make small changes that you can maintain. It is easier to maintain small behavioral changes that lead to recognizable results. So, start by changing something small in your diet or behavior.
2. Use positive language when talking or thinking about your goals/changes. For example: don’t say, “I won't eat fried food”, instead say “I enjoy my food steamed, baked and/or grilled”. --- Find a healthy and doable alternative and “substitute” instead of eliminate…it will lead to more successful outcomes.
3. Limit your sugars by replacing desserts and soft drinks with healthier good tasting options. Freeze your over-ripen fruit to incorporate into smoothies and infused water. Keep seltzer water handy for that quick carbonated thirst-quenching option. Add a splash of fruit juice to your seltzer water for a flavorful alternative.
4. Remember the 3,6,9 rule, that is 3 tsps. of added sugar for children, 6 tsps. added sugar for women, and 9 tsps. added sugar for men. These are the recommended daily limits. Read your Nutrition Facts labels and convert grams into teaspoons (4g sugar = 1 tsp. of sugar).
Now you can make some significate, but painless, changes that will lead to a healthier, happier, more empowered you.
I am always happy to help you get on track, so don’t hesitate to post any questions or suggestions to my blog.
Best of life!