FOCUS ON: What You Eat......And How Much, #2

Changing lifetime eating habits can be overwhelming! Its hard to change something that you like to do....even if the change is for the better! Some people are able to make major nutritional changes "cold turkey." Some of us need to take baby steps. More of us fall into the latter category. Here's a few pointers:

1. Add foods to your menu that you like. You are more likely to stay with a menu loaded with foods you like. I am amazed at some of the "healthy menus" in some magazines!

Do people really eat that stuff! Find healthy, nutritious foods that you like and get rid of the foods that are bad for you (interpreted "adds fat to your body").

2. If you eat a "cheat food" one day, its not the end of the world. Just exercise a little harder that day....and get back on your menu track ASAP! If you stay with your nutrition program 90% of the time, you will do just fine.

3. A good tactic to use: challenge your accountability partner to "eat-no-bad-food days or weeks." That way, you keep each other in check.

4. List in your food journal items you will not eat/or severely limit like: sodas, sugary fruit juice drinks, candy, cookies, donuts, fried meats and fried foods, fast foods, ketchup, mayonnaise, etc.

Right next to that "bad food list," write down good food items you will replace them with like: whole grain breads, whole grain cereals, oatmeal, almonds, walnuts, low-fat dairy products, low-fat yogurt, fruits, veggies, unsweetened tea, water, lean meats (baked, broiled or grilled), olive oil, cinnamon, mustard, etc. Remember, make a list of foods you like. This replacement tactic works well.

Keep your FOCUS.....see ya tomorrow!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES


About Mark

About Mark

Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.