Food gives me the fuel I need to lead an active and meaningful life.
I focus on delicious whole foods. I fill my plate with vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. I shop the outer aisles at the supermarket where I can find more natural products.
I enjoy a hearty and balanced breakfast. I wake up my metabolism with a bean burrito or Greek yogurt with fresh fruit.
I limit empty calories. I keep junk food out of my kitchen. I check labels when shopping to check on added sugar and unhealthy fats. I drink alcohol in moderation. I prepare my own food. Cooking at home gives me control over the ingredients.
I carry snacks. I am prepared for unexpected overtime or any signs of afternoon slumps. I keep healthy treats in my car and office desk. I curb my hunger with nuts and dried fruit, instead of cookies and candy.
I stay hydrated. My body and brain need water to function. I carry a water bottle with me throughout the day and sip tea during breaks.
I watch my weight. Shedding excess pounds makes me less vulnerable to fatigue, injuries, and illness.
I avoid heavy eating before bedtime. Pizza and cheesecake could disrupt my dreams. I sleep peacefully after a glass of skim milk or a little applesauce.
I learn about nutrition, so I can make smart choices.
Today, I make friends with food. I nourish my body and mind. I feel vibrant and dynamic. I have the energy I need to do the things I love.
- What is the difference between hunger and appetite?
- How does my diet affect my sleep?
- Why is it important to avoid crash diets?