Healthy Diet Plan – Maintenance
When you hear the term ‘diet’ you immediately have several things come to mind:
- Short Term
So I don’t like to refer to this as a diet, but developing a healthy lifestyle.
There are all sorts of wild and strange diets being promoted today. There are also pills and supplements which will help you lose weight. There are also “healthy” bars, candies, shakes, and more.
Forget all this!
Start working toward a healthy lifestyle that involves healthy choices. After you have mastered the first steps, then take a few more.
NO, this is not quick but if you can develop healthy habits you will be a lot farther along and healthier than you would if you keep experimenting with all the latest and greatest ideas.
I want you to take the first steps which are really pretty easy:
- Hydrate your body
You need to be drinking lots of water. Take your body weight and divide it in half. That is how many ounces of water you should be drinking every day.
If you drink coffee or tea, then add more water to your daily intake.
Water will help flush out toxins as well as help your skin to retain its elasticity.
- Add protein to every meal. (NOTE: This includes breakfast!) Your body needs protein, especially in the morning. Protein in the morning will help get your metabolism going.Our nutritionist shared a simple way of measuring how much protein you need: what fits in the palm of your hand is a pretty good measure.
- Start adding raw vegetables to your diet. Grab a carrot with your protein. Make a salad for lunch. Add two vegetables for dinner.
So your healthy diet plan has only 3 steps to begin your road to a healthier lifestyle. If you have others in your household, make this a joint effort. It is much easier if everyone is on the same page.
Keep a chart on the refrigerator where everyone can write down how many ounces of water they drank every day; whether they had protein every meal and how many serving of vegetables they had.
This will encourage everyone to turn these steps into habits. You can even make a contest out of it.
Remember, it only takes 21 days to turn something into a habit. Most likely you have a lot of bad eating habits. Maintaining a healthy diet is a matter of establishing healthy habits.