The Challenge is underway, be sure to follow along at the Mail Tribune. If you missed today’s update, read on:
Jami is beginning a diet and lifestyle change that she will be able to maintain permanently without making multiple meals for her family or feeling deprived. There are two keys for success in this first week. First, focus in on one goal and be specific. Then, do a quick reality check. Have you tried this before? If so, what happened? What’s different now? Are you willing to make lifestyle/diet changes now? Does this feel like the right time? Make sure you are able to match the level of commitment required to achieve your goal. If not, redefine your goal so you can succeed. Second, start a food log. Write down everything you eat for meals and snacks as well as any beverages you drink. Don’t judge your food choices. At the end of each week, note two not-so-healthy foods and swap them out for more nutritious options.
Jami Young, Nutrition Challenge Volunteer
My journey to a better me has begun. I was excited for this time in my life to arrive and now I am scared to death that it is here! People always say that change is good. Why am I not so convinced? I was asked by Kellie (nutritionist) to write down daily my food intake of everything that I eat or drink. Have you ever tried it? To be completely honest, it is so hard. I do not realize everything that goes into my mouth in a day! Coffee drinks! Yikes! I have not even gotten into calories or anything super diet-y yet! Life is a process and mine has started! [Read More]