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Dieting versus healthy eating habits

April 7th, 2022

How is everyone doing this week? I took a break last week as we dealt with a death in the family and everything that goes along with that type of milestone, including get back into the swing of “normal life.” I’m excited to return to a more normal schedule this week and share with you my knowledge on this month’s topic: food. This month we will be looking at eating styles, more specifically dieting compared to healthy eating habits.

Your diet consists of the foods that you normally consume, but I’m guessing when you hear the word diet, you probably think of restrictions coupled with lack of variety and fun. What if you could create the habit of eating “good-for-you” foods 80 or 90 percent of the time and allowed yourself to splurge a little for the remaining percentage? That means you could still do taco Tuesdays or happy hour once or twice a week. If I’m being honest with you, any small sustainable change that you incorporate today will set you up for long-term success.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard or expensive! Eating healthy does require effort, commitment, and planning, but I’m here to help you in this journey as a source of both accountability and knowledge. Here are my top 3 tips to begin your journey:

  1. Plan – Create a meal plan filled with good-for-you foods. You can also prep your food in advance to eliminate stress at mealtimes.

  2. Variety – As I have already mentioned, restrictive diets can set you up for failure before you even begin. Purchase healthy snacks that you do not normally eat. Try out new recipes.

  3. Nourishment – Make sure your meals and snacks include the nutrients that leave you feeling full longer. Include a balance of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean proteins.

Is any of this making sense to y’all? Change doesn’t have to be daunting. If you find yourself overwhelmed, reach out for help. Did you know that I am certified health coach? Contact me to schedule a pantry make over or meal planning. Whether this is your first time reading my blog, or you are a loyal subscriber, Thank you! I am so glad you tuned in this week! Do you have a friend or family member that could benefit from this blog? Tell them to subscribe!

Have a blessed week ~ Lacey

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