Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Where Do I Start?

Good Afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a late start for me today, usually I try and get a good post first thing in the morning but the life of a Detective kept me from doing that. So today we are going to talk about a starting point. One of the first things you must do is "Change Your Eating Habits." Many people are used to eating a certain way and never think about what they are actually  putting into their bodies. For example, some people regularly drink six cans or more of regular soda every day, but when they find out there are about nine teaspoons of sugar in one can, it puts things more in perspective. Start by slowly changing your habits. Try cutting back three cans a day, then to two and so on, and then start replacing some of the soda with healthier options.

"Start With Small Changes" You don't have to go cold turkey. In the end, you want to achieve a long-term healthy lifestyle. Small changes over time are the most likely to stick. when you think about what you need to get  more of, the other things tend to fall into place. Pick one or two changes to start with. Once the changes have become habits, which usually happens in about two to four weeks, then try adding one or two more.

"Control Portion Sizes" Remember when the servings go up, so do the calories, fat, sugar, and salt. Other suggestions include, dishing out a smaller amount on your plate. FYI ( try eating from a smaller than rather than your usual larger plate.) If you put more food in front of you, you'll eat it because it's there. 

"Limit Added Sugars" Added sugars are sugars and syrups added to foods and beverages in processing or preparation, not the naturally occurring sugars in fruits or milk. Major sources of added sugars come from sodas, candy, cake , cookies, pies and fruit drinks. Sugar may be listed as: brown sugar, corn syrup, glucose, sucrose, honey and molasses. 

Like I have stated in previous posts, this lifestyle change does not happen overnight. In order to achieve the maximum goals that you set for yourself you have to plan accordingly. Just by taking one day at a time you can see a major difference within a few weeks. The key to this lifestyle change is remaining focused and having will-power. Having a strong support system also helps but the if you don't believe in yourself, then you are selling yourself short!!


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