Life gets crazy sometimes, and our intention to eat more healthy meals goes by the wayside. And so it becomes easy to just grab fast food, takeout Chinese, or something processed and already made from the grocery store. But then maybe we feel guilty. Our need for quick and easy has overpowered our need for healthy and good-for-us. And we're out of ideas. Maybe we need some … [Read more...] about Step 20: Find Resources for Healthy, Easy Meals
Love food that loves you back. Which foods nourish your body, mind and spirit? Once upon a time I loved Reese's cups; my in-laws even bought me a 36-pack of them one year for Christmas. I loved pastries, fried dough at the state fair, and ice cream. But then, a few years ago, friends introduced me to some eye-opening ideas. I decided to try them out. And I started paying closer attention … [Read more...] about Step 14: Love Food that Loves You Back
It is possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank. But it takes some research, planning ahead, and perhaps a mindset shift. Here are a few places to start: Eat whole foods. Unprocessed foods are cheaper and more nutritious than processed ones. Avoid food from a box. Simple ingredients can make easy and delicious home-cooked meals. Check out the suggested Good Foods list in … [Read more...] about Step 8: Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank
Do your health vision and goals stay in the rear-view mirror when you leave home in search of some rest and relaxation? It’s easy to step away from our healthy habits when traveling. Our routines get disrupted, leading us to feel out of control. And once we've had a little too much __(insert tempting food and beverage here) __ or stopped exercising, it may be tempting to let other habits … [Read more...] about Step 7: Pack Healthy Habits for Traveling
Everyday technology can be used to help us improve our personal health. Yes, there's an app for that. Several apps, actually. And it can be overwhelming to figure out which ones are worthwhile to use. I haven't tried them all, but I do have several that work for me. The list below includes only ones that I use daily or very frequently to help me specify my goals and then track my … [Read more...] about Step 6: Set Goals and Track Progress with Apps
If you've got a soda habit you can't kick, try crowding it out. It can feel overwhelming, depressing, and impossible to think about giving up your favorite soft drink altogether. So start with a smaller change. Add different, healthier beverages to your routine. And find some new-to-you beverages that nourish your body, leave you feeling better, and reduce the number of times you reach for the … [Read more...] about Got a Soda Habit You Can’t Kick?