Happy Saturday! I apologize for the late post. I’m working to finish my mid-term, we had birthday lunch with my mom and I am sick. My throat is so sore I can hardly swallow. I ate a little bit of my lunch but it was hard to get it down. So my calorie count is probably much lower than it should be. I didn’t weigh today. I gave myself a break from the scales but I’ll jump back on them tomorrow and post my weight. Hope if you weighed today you saw much success in the numbers.
Now, back to today’s blog question “What are YOUR goals?” For some its to improve their blood glucose levels or lose weight? Maybe reduce blood pressure or lower cholesterol. Perhaps you want to fit into a small size, get ready for bikini season or you have a trip or class reunion planned. Whatever the reason, work towards achieving that goal. You can do it if you are determined enough to make changes.
Control your portions…Keep a record of what you eat and drink. Include the amounts.
Get in the habit of weighing or measuring food portions.
Read the Nutrition Facts on the food label to see what the standard serving sizes are for the food you are eating.
Aim for a healthy weight. Set a weight goal that is health for you.
Be active and move your body every day-walking, exercising, gardening or playing.
Do at least 150 m inutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (such as walking) each week.
Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free fluids.
If you drink alcohol, set limits. Women should have no more than 1 drink per day. The limit is 2 drinks per day if you’re a man.
Eat fast foods and restaurant foods less often. This is a hard one for me!
So with these tips in mind start thinking about your diet plan for this week. Plan out your meals, watch the carb/sodium/salt intake. If you are just joining me—it is not too late to start! Come on…I’d love to have you along on this journey. Somedays are diamonds, some days are coal. But the motto here is -don’t give up, don’t beat yourself up, look ahead to great things and great success!