Friday, December 1, 2017

Healthy Habits for the Holidays




Give yourself a different gift this year: start a healthy habit!  After all, it is not one meal on the holiday that makes a difference, it is your habits on all the other days of the month that help or hurt your health. 
The definition of a habit is: 
The tendency to do an action which has become easy through repetition. 
Easy is much better than hard and it only takes 20 days to make a healthy habit, so if you get started today, it will become easy by the New Year!
Which healthy habit will you choose to practice until it becomes an easy part of your life?  Any of the following healthy habits will make a huge difference in helping you feel better! Pick one and start today:
EAT BREAKFAST. 
Most people who have healthy habits eat breakfast.  It speeds up your metabolism, gives you energy and helps you think more clearly.

CHOOSE A FRUIT, A VEGETABLE AND/OR A SALAD WITH EACH MEAL. 
These three foods make us feel full and add lots of nutrition and fiber to make us feel great from the inside out!

CHOOSE LESS OF THE MAIN DISH. 

The biggest reason most of us are too heavy is our portion sizes. If you add a fruit, vegetable or salad to each meal, your portion of meat or casserole can be less and you will feel satisfied.


SWITCH HEALTHIER FOODS FOR LESS HEALTHY.   

Drink water instead of pop. Order salad instead of fries, and oatmeal instead of donuts. Add an apple for a snack instead of chips.  Practicing these simple changes will build your confidence that you can make a difference for your health.