****How To Make Healthier Choices****
My journey to a healthier me hasn’t always been easy. I have been my own worst enemy at times. Stubborn and not willing to give up on certain foods even though I know they are not only bad for me but they also halt my progress.
But my journey has been just that… MY JOURNEY! I share it openly so that others can see I’m not perfect. I’ve made GRADUAL changes that have been easier to adjust into my lifestyle over a long period of time. Making healthier choices can be difficult. There are a million ideas on how to make healthier choices out there and how do you know what’s really good for you and what’s not?
I have 2 words for you. DUE DILIGENCE. Read the labels and do YOUR OWN research. Just because someone says something is good for you, doesn’t mean it is. I love to learn and recently I’ve learned a LOT be reading the book Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD. I highly recommend it. It’s very eye opening and written by a board-certified neurologist and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition.
One tip I have for you is to make sure you are reading the labels on the foods you buy. The ingredients list should be short and recognizable, not loaded with chemicals and things you can’t pronounce. Take butter for instance, have you actually looked at the ingredients of the butter in your fridge lately? I won’t bash the brands that I learned were loaded with the equivalent of a chemical sh!t storm but I will tell you that I only buy Land O Lakes Butter now…the ingredients are simply Sweet Cream and Salt, as it should be and if you want you can even get the unsalted version.
My last tip of the day for you is…. don’t feel like you have to change everything in one day. You and your family will enjoy the process a whole lot more if you make GRADUAL changes that will last a lifetime. I’m a firm believer in the #compoundeffect which simply means that small, gradual, positive changes made daily will compound eventually into long term, positive results and success in achieving your goals.
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Remember, YOU have the power to improve your #Health #Wealth & #Happiness and if you need help, just ask! I’m here to help.
Your friend in fitness,