I give my body delicious whole foods.
I plan satisfying meals and snacks. Deciding what to eat in advance helps me to make smart choices and resist junk food. Preparing my own meals also gives me more control over the ingredients.
I love vegetables and fruits. I rely on them for fiber and vitamins without a lot of calories. I eat at least 5 servings a day. For breakfast, I have a fruit and peanut butter smoothie, or fish and broccoli. I eat mango slices or hummus with pita chips while watching TV.
I use natural flavorings. I limit sugar and salt. I sweeten my coffee with cinnamon and sprinkle chives on my potatoes.
I enjoy grocery shopping. I visit farmers markets and ethnic shops. I focus on the outer aisles in my local supermarket, where I can find fresh produce, dairy products, and whole grains.
I control my portions. I treat myself to chocolate and ice cream in sensible amounts. Indulging my cravings a little helps me to avoid bigger splurges.
I continue learning about nutrition. I keep up with the latest research. I calculate how many calories I need for my personal goals and circumstances. I talk with my doctor about supplements I may need.
I combine my nutritious diet with other wholesome lifestyle choices.
Today, I choose foods that keep me healthy and fit. My diet makes me feel vibrant and energetic. The way I eat increases my chances for leading a long and active life.
- How does my diet reflect the way I feel about myself?
- What does eating mindfully mean to me?
- What is my main reason for eating healthy?