Healthy Eating: Staying With Your Plan
Eating one healthy meal isn't hard. It's not even hard to eat three healthy meals in a single day. The hard part is making changes in your daily life so that you start eating healthy every day—and keep eating healthy every day.
If you're having problems staying with your plan, don't worry. You're not alone. You'll be glad to hear that there are plenty of tips and tricks you can use to get yourself back on track and stay there.
Let's begin with these key ideas:
- Your reason for wanting to eat healthy is very important. It won't work if you're doing it because someone else—your spouse, your children, your doctor—wants you to. You have to want it.
- If you've started a healthy eating plan but don't feel like you're making any progress, it may be time to update your goals.
- If you've started a healthy eating plan but are having trouble keeping it going, it may help to figure out what's getting in your way. Then you can figure out how to work around those barriers.
If you haven't started a healthy eating plan yet, it may be helpful to read:
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: February 4, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator