Eating Healthy to Get Fit
Welcome to Fitness Friday’s! On this day, I will share how you, as a leader, can get fit and use fitness to grow your influence, your impact and your income. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing some easy ways to start developing healthier eating habits, whether you are trying to lose weight, add more vegetables to your diet, or just be a healthier person in general.
Step #1: Make Small Changes
Eating healthier, whether you want to improve your overall wellness or try to lose some weight, doesn’t have to be complicated. People often look at it as if it has to be a strict diet where you lose all the foods you love, are constantly hungry, and can never eat chocolate again. But it is actually much different.
Healthy eating is all about balance. When you are first starting a new healthy eating habit, don’t try to do too much, too quickly. Take it slow and make small changes, one at a time. While going cold turkey helps for some people, those with bad experiences sticking to a new healthy eating lifestyle might need to start a little slower.
Make One Healthy Change First
Instead of trying to overwhelm yourself with 20 different changes you need to make all at one time, make just one healthy change at a time. Don’t start on Monday – make the change today, right now. It doesn’t have to be big or life-changing. Any little improvement you make in your health and your diet will make a difference. Over time, you can start changing more of your eating habits until you’re as healthy as you can be.
Try Some of These Simple Changes
Here are examples of some small healthy eating changes you can start making today:
- Start drinking more water
- Cut back on the soda
- Use half as much creamer in your coffee
- Half fruit as a snack instead of packaged chips or cookies
- Switch to whole grain braid
Make a List of the Changes You Want to Make
You can do these one at a time at your leisure, or make a list of when you want to introduce them. For example, you might start drinking more water this week, then next week cut out the extra soda you tend to have at night. The following week you can then replace your afternoon candy bar with fruit instead, and keep going until your day is filled with healthier choices.
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As you can see, these are not massive lifestyle changes, but simple things that lead you to a healthier lifestyle.
Cheers to a healthy you!