Learning to eat Healthy

One of the definitions of obese in the dictionary is overweight and that is a problem many are facing in today’s society.

Being obese just seems to have crept up on some of us, without us really being aware of what happened. We think we can eat the way we ate when we were younger and it will be alright, but that is not true. Our family has faced many issues with weight and finding the right avenue to maintaining a good weight is a challenge. I myself have struggled with weight probably most of my life. Always weighing more than I should. When one of my physician’s put down obese as one of my diagnoses I was a bit upset. The truth is the truth!

Eating healthy is a challenge that a lot of us face. It means being dedicated to learning. Learning, what ever do you mean!! Learning what you really want for the rest of your life. Do you want to look and feel healthy, trim and fit, then you have to be in control of your life. That means learning to think differently about what you cook, how you cook, what you can afford to eat and possibly your culture. It also means buying in to the process. You can not leave this up to your spouse or your family, but you must be part of learning how to change. Don’t expect someone else to do all the work, because it is work.

Some common sense suggestions: Smaller portions of food, try to eat well balanced meals, drink lots of water to name a few. How about a frank discussion with your physician on what your health issues are or could be. Work slowly changing things, but be consistent. Maybe exercise, but determine what exercise is going to benefit you. What about menu planning at home and not eating out all the time. Just suggestions!

Have a wonderful day! Think positive and be ready for the next stage of your life.

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