Healthy Habit part #2 - How will I do it?
Sunday, March 03, 2013
The healthy habit I want to review and work on this week is be sure I'm getting enough Fruits & Veggie servings each day, and to ajdust my eating habits if not.
I already track religiously EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth (that is the only way for me to realistically get a handle on eating as I learned years ago)…so when I’m planning my meals, I will now also start counting and make sure I’ve got enough servings of F&V for the day.
It could very well be that I’m actually getting enough (though it’s hard to imagine how else I could be in the recommended ranges for calories, carbs, fat, and protein without getting enough F&V). BUT that being said, my fat is always on the high end and carbs and protein on the low end, so even though what I’m eating is working well for weight loss goals, it may not be as healthy as it should be. I’ve learned to be pretty creative to be able to still get in my treats and stay in my ranges, so, it bears a check. Maybe unconsciously I’ve found a way to beat the system, LOL. (It wouldn’t be out of character at all for me.)
And, as for motivation…why would I want to expend this much time and effort to change my eating habits and still not get it right?! Yes, losing weight is the goal for now, but the mistake I made last time was not paying enough attention to forming the healthy habits for the long term.
So, off I go to check my week’s meal plans…..and to shop for more F&V. DH is out of town, so I have to do the shopping, drat it! (Not my job, and the most hated one…but if I don’t, there won’t be any F&V this week!)