I truly believe that when it come to eating healthy the struggle is REAL! Unfortunately we live in a world that makes it easy to make an unhealthy choice and difficult to make a healthy choice. There are messages in our environments that are subliminally telling us what, when, and how much to eat. Whether we recognize it or not, these messages are affecting our moods, body weights and overall well-being. Our environment, paired with our innate liking for salty and sweet foods, make it difficult to choose a head of broccoli over a candy bar.
Here are some tips that sum up my over all philosophy....
Give up the "all or nothing" mentality. Being healthy requires life-long commitment and if you are human, chances are you will not be healthy 100% of time time. As a nutritionist I would not expect or even recommend to be healthy 100% of the time. Food is delicious and deprivation is torture. Let's drop the bar to 80%.
Learn to cook. As I mentioned above we live in an environment that can be toxic to our health. When you fail to cook for yourself, chances are that the person (if not a spouse, family member or friend) who is cooking for you does not care about your health, but rather only cares about your money and patronage. To keep you coming back you can count on the food being drenched in butter, salt, sugar...or all three.
Learn to enjoy a healthy life. This means learning how to enjoy cooking, learning how to enjoy healthy foods and learning how to enjoy being physically active. These are things that you will have to do for the rest of your life, so you may as well find ways to enjoy them.
Know you are worth it. Healthy eating takes time, money and effort. However, in the long run, being sick will take more of your time, money and effort and it can even take your life prematurely. Make the time now to prevent illness because without your health, what do you have?
At Worksite Wellness I want to help people celebrate even their smallest victories, because it only takes a few small victories to make a huge difference. I invite you to explore my page, ask me questions, give me your feedback and grab a ticket to join my wellness journey.