Friday, September 21, 2007

Let's Start Here...

For most people changing their eating habits is usually to lose weight, that's not what this is about. This is NOT about fad dieting or depriving yourself, it's about learning the benefits of different foods and how to incorporate them into the busy lives we all lead. Yes, we will discuss weight loss, but there are thousands of other reasons to switch to a healthy diet. There is always an excuse not to start "The weekend's coming up" "I'm going out of town" "It's Wednesday" and so on. You just have to take it one step at a time. And we start NOW. Do NOT go cold turkey on everything you love, just gradually change some things.

Today let's start with soda. If you drink soda let's start to remove that from your diet. Most people crave it so I am not saying get rid of it all together, save it for one day a week. Pick a special day or a "cheat day" where you don't think about eating healthy... after a while we will eliminate it because you will find yourself not wanting it anymore, but for now it's ok! The effects of soda are HUGE, and I always say "I would rather eat my calories then drink them!"

Healthy Tip #1: Replace all your sugary sports drinks and soda's with water. Not only is it naturally GREAT for your body but it also fills you up. Drink as much as you can! Easy enough?

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