I learned that when I prepare my meals the night before and write down what I am going to eat-- I am guarenteed to sitck to my plan. It's great to know ahead of time what you are going to eat so that the next day, there is no room for slip ups! Scheduling workouts helps too!
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I have a journal that I write three positive steps that I took that day towards a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes, it's the only thing that I write in the journal, sometimes I write more. But if I'm ever feeling down or need a reminder on how far I have come, I can look at that journal.
I feel that the most important part of my diet is.......
Keeping a food journal!!
I started my diet in 2/09 with WW and have lost 33 lbs since then. It may not seem like much, but I can't do much physical exercise due to various arthritic and nerve damage. The food journal is what keeps me going. When I don't track, I don't lose. It makes me aware of what I put in my mouth.
Keeping a healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to stay positive. Try exercising at least three times a week for around half an hour. Exercise is medically proven to affect your mood and to help reduce stress. The more you do it, the longer lasting the effect will be. A healthy diet is also completely essential – a healthy mind is definitely linked to a healthy body.
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