Live a Healthier Life

Karen Stevens  |  12/20/2013 9:53:24 PM

Developing a Plan

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I will lose weight, exercise more, and cut back on the number of sodas I drink and eat less food high in fat. There you have it - I’ve made my New Year’s resolutions. They sound great if I can just stick to them. How many of you are just trying to stick to it? Living a healthier life requires a change in one’s thinking. It will not happen overnight, but with the right tools your goals can be met.

Consider developing a plan that is right for your lifestyle. As you ponder developing a plan, try to remain positive. Negative thinking can lend one to negative outcomes. Living a healthier life can be attainable. Here are a few tips to help you to get started:

Consume more fruits and vegetables. The benefits are plentiful and they are great snacks for eating on the go and low in calories.

Keep water on hand as a go-to beverage.  The benefit is zero calories.

Plan your meals and snacks using MyPlate.

Keep a journal to help you identify eating patterns.

Move more using activities that fit your lifestyle.

Be realistic when setting goals.

If you decide to try at least one tip you’re on your way to living a healthier life.

References:
www.choosemyplate.gov

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