Eating Healthy Part 2: Intentions & Tracking
by Dr. Shelese Pratt ND @ Flatirons Naturopathic Clinic
I hope you are starting to employ the first few steps towards a healthy diet and lifestyle. Loving yourself, practicing mindfulness, and looking at your habits can make big changes in you life. Here are the next 2 steps in my 12-step process. Please remember to take time to incorporate each one with time. That way you can make small steps with profound changes.
3. Practice Intention
Set a realistic intention separate from your goal. It is best if you can set it for something bigger than yourself. An example might be being a healthy role model for your kids, so they grow up making wise choices in their diet. What do you love most in life? Who do you want to impact? Maybe your kids or your partner inspire the changes you want to make. Or possibly, you set the intention for your own happiness and wellbeing.
4. Keep Yourself On Track
Keep a food journal. Write down every thing you eat and how you feel after you eat it. This will make you more aware of your eating habits and what foods you are gravitating towards. It’s amazing how many people have told me that they have a really healthy diet and show up in my office shocked at how much sugar they consume. Sugar is hidden in so many foods you would never think of. If you look at most packaged food, you will find almost all of it has some kind of sugar. Click here to read about the sneaky ways sugar shows up in your diet without you even knowing.
Keeping a food journal is an easy thing to do online with sites like myfitnesspal.com. Myfitnesspal.com is an extensive nutritional and calorie database. You can load the app onto your computer and phone free, so you can keep track of the foods you eat anywhere, any time.
As always, please let us know if you need any help. We are happy to support you in your journey toward a vibrant healthy life.
If you have any questions please call my office. I am here for you.
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