I do not believe that self control is something that someone naturally has. It is a skill, like writing or playing an instrument, that improves with practice. We set out small goals to work toward and use those small victories to accomplish larger ones. For example, eating more fruits and vegetables. I can try to eat 9 a day. This will naturally remove other things from my menu that are not as healthy for me.
Keeping track of my food was a huge thing for me. It put everything I was eating in front of my eyes and forced me to be honest with myself. Only then could I start to make major changes.
Good luck. We are all here to support you.
Edited by: JULESRULES78 at: 4/19/2012 (09:04)
Fitness Minutes: (182,881) Posts: 2,135 4/18/12 7:03 P
Dr. Joel Fuhrman in his book Eat to Live says people who are on a Standard American Diet are starved nutritionally. This is a good place to be for support. Ask all the questions you may have and someone will be available to answer them.
I would suggest reading some books to help you start. The China Study, Eat to Live, The Engine 2 Diet, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and anything by Dr. Dean Ornish or Dr. Neal Barnard are all good places to begin. Welcome to the team!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.