“It’s not a short term diet. It’s a long term lifestyle change”
In my last post, Eating to Live, Not Living to Eat, I challenged you to think about your current relationship with food, to start keeping a food journal, and to recognize your eating patterns and habits, both the good and the bad. Reading back through a food journal can give you a pretty good idea of changes you can make in order to improve your diet. Maybe you need to cut out junk foods and replace them with healthy, nutrient dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Maybe you need to eliminate sodas (regular or diet) and replace them with water. Maybe it’s your meal timing or portion sizes that you need to work on, or maybe it’s a combination of all of the above. Whatever changes you need to make, now is the time to recognize them and muster up the confidence that you can successfully make these long term changes. It’s time to think positive thoughts, make positive changes, and prepare for positive outcomes that will lead you to a healthier, happier body.