I believe in the power of nutrition.
I eat lots of fruits and vegetables. I include them in my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They give me vitamins and fiber.
I switch to healthy fats. I use more olive oil and less butter. I eat more fish and less red meat.
I limit added sugar and salt. I sweeten my coffee with cinnamon. I use date syrup or applesauce when I bake. I taste my food before I reach for the saltshaker. I experiment with other spices and seasonings.
I plan my meals and snacks. Deciding what to eat in advance cuts down on temptation.
I cook at home. Preparing my own food gives me more control over the ingredients. I save money too.
I read labels. I turn the cereal box over to see how much whole grains and added sugar it really contains. I confirm whether the contents live up to the wholesome name.
I choose anti-inflammatory foods. Beans and nuts lower my risk for certain medical conditions and help me to manage symptoms I already have.
I develop a diet that I can stick with long-term. I am flexible and creative. Simple habits, like focusing on whole foods and watching portion sizes, let me enjoy eating while I watch my weight.
Today, I give my body foods that taste great and keep me strong and fit. My diet is part of a healthy lifestyle that helps me to live longer and stay active.
- How can my diet help me to manage chronic conditions?
- Where can I find ideas for desserts that are low in sugar and calories?
- What is one new healthy recipe I want to try?