Please remember that you are not going to go on a diet but you are changing from “unhealthy lifestyle” to “healthy lifestyle”.
Also remember that in not case I am here to replace a nutritionist or give professional advice like registered dietitians would do , I am only here to guide you to make better choices!
I do strongly recommend that you consult with a physician and/or a dietitian before starting your journey:) That being said :
Do not tell yourself that you are on a diet, because “being on a diet” means restriction, hunger, frustration and a whole bunch of unhappy feelings…
So tell yourself that you want to be happier, healthier and that YOU DON’T WANT TO DIE OF A HEART ATTACK NEXT WEEK!
Set yourself up for success from within first, believe in yourself, believe that you can do this and that you ARE SOOOOO FREAKING WORTH IT!!!!!!
Well first you need to get rid of all the bad stuff in your closet and fridge…What do I mean by bad stuff????
It will all be ok I promise…So now what to eat???????Well let’s start by basic stuff that you should eat on a daily basis according to official dietary guidelines based on a 2000 calorie per day intake:
9 total servings of fruits (2 cups) and vegetable (2.5 cups) each day for vitamin, mineral and more intake
3 or more servings of WHOLE GRAINS for fiber intake
3 or more cups of LOW FAT MILK (or equivalent) products for calcium intake
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Get off the couch and move!
Engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity most days of the week.We are just starting here so we will talk about physical activity in later posts.
Let’s focus on what to eat and what not to eat following the easy guidelines :
LET’S MAKE IT EASY…
Replace white bread by whole grain bread, less calories, more whole grains, better for you!
Start making healthier choices right away, it will pay off rapidly…Remember when you go shopping, stay on the outside aisles of the stores where all the fresh stuff is, you want to buy smaller portions of fresh ingredients. DO NOT BUT ANYTHING THAT HAS INGREDIENTS THAT YOU CANNOT PRONOUNCE, PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAPPY HEALTHY EATING….STAY TUNED! and get moving NOW! Go for a walk!