As you so wisely pointed out, tracking our nutrition is what gets the scale moving. While exercise is an important component to healthy living, if you are eating more calories than your body needs, you will gain weight.
Let's face it we are bombarded with food on a daily basis. From the fast food restaurants we drive by every day to the commercials showing ooey gooey treats, even many of our family celebrations are centered around food. However, whenever we are beginning to make changes it does seem as though we are a tad obsessed. The reason, we have to unlearn years and years of unhealthy habits and replace them with new healthier option.
My running coach once told me..."In order to break a habit and replace it with a new one, you must constantly make yourself aware of everything that you do, until one day you no longer have to think you just do."
This is why planning is so crucial when it comes to embracing a healthy lifestyle and more importantly healthy eating. It truly takes the guess work out of what you are going to eat for that day as you have already prepared your menus. But I will admit it will take some commitment on your part. In other words, you are going to have to sit down once or twice a week and work out a menu...plan your meals ahead of time and allow for some give and take. Remember you don't have to live a perfect life to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Hang in there Coach Nancy
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