Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Healthy Eating is a LIFESTYLE, not a Quick Fix

So many times I have read in magazines about the next "quick fix" to lose weight.

Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but it's not the solution!

Healthy eating has to be a lifestyle! You can't just decide that you want to lose a few pounds, eat good for a week, and then go straight back to eating all that other junk!

When you want to lose a few pounds, add more fruits and veggies into your meals.

But...DO NOT DEPRIVE yourself!

A lot of times, people think, "I am going on a diet. I can't eat cake, cookies, etc, for a whole month!" Well, what do you think they want to eat the most????


If you're serious about losing weight, or just eating better foods to be healthier, you need to do so gradually. Over time, the more veggies and fruit you eat, believe it or not, you will most likely CRAVE those foods, instead of the JUNK!

Here are some healthy snack and things to include in your meals for those of you looking to make that journey towards a lifestyle of healthy eating.

  • Any kind of fruit
  • Peanut Butter with an apple, or celery

Meal Add-Ins:

  • Oatmeal (check out my recipe tab for TONS of different ways to eat it!)
  • Grilled Chicken

  • Veggies
  • Soup
  • Peanut Butter & Banana wraps with Cinnamon
  • Veggie Burgers
  • Omelettes

If you're stuck in a rut, check out some cookbooks at the library or other healthy living blogs for new ideas!

Just don't beat yourself up if you don't see changes overnight.
Healthy Eating is a LIFESTYLE, not a quick fix!

Do YOU have a healthy eating tip that you would like to share?
Do you follow the "quick fix plans" or do you try to incorporate healthy foods over time?


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