This is not a post I ever expected to share on my blog! I’ve mentioned that one of my goals for 2017 is to continue my healthy eating journey, and many of you have reached out to me with questions about what I’m doing specifically. Because my choice to take control of my eating was heavily motivated by seeing a few other women have great success with maintaining long term weight loss and healthy eating, I decided it was important that I do my best to encourage you as well!
In the video below I shared exactly what I did to take control of my eating – and how I’m continuing that as part of a healthy lifestyle. I also shared my tips for taking control of your own eating habits. I’ll list those below in case you’re not interested in the first part of the video.
Choose a plan that works for you
- Watch the video to see how I chose a plan that allowed me to still enjoy eating while re-training my approach to food. Weight Watchers or workout-heavy plans are not for me – but they might be for you!
Be prepared to say no
- Food is everywhere! Have a response ready for when you’re offered food – at work, at social functions, at the grocery store (samples, anyone?!). Push past the awkward of saying no!
Have healthy snacks available
- I’ve really enjoyed finding new things that I can eat instead of junk food – skinny pop popcorn, sugar free pudding, hummus & carrots and more!
Use My Fitness Pal to track daily counts (calories, carbs, sugar, fiber, etc.)
- Make sure you’re getting enough of the good stuff while staying away from the bad stuff!
I do not know how much I’ve lost, but I’m happy with the difference I’m seeing in the mirror (and how my clothes fit)! There were times last year that I honestly felt I was at the point of no return, with no real desire to take control of my eating habits. I’m so glad I finally decided to hit the reset button! Trust me – if I can give up eating ice cream every single night…so can you. 🙂
Making the choice to eat healthy is still a daily struggle, but it’s easier to say no than it used to be. “Today’s choices become tomorrow’s circumstances.” -Lysa TerKeurst
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or any kind of expert on healthy eating. Consult your doctor before doing any kind of diet. 🙂