Healthy Eating Habits

I am trying so hard to get back into healthy eating habits.  I’d fallen off the wagon for the past year or more.  I feel like I have to be completely in the right frame of mind to eat on the healthier side and I just wasn’t at that place in my life ever since my mom passed away.  I’m turning the big 50 next month and I’ve made a promise to myself to make this year the best one yet.

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Tonight’s dinner: baked tilapia, sweet potatoes, corn and salad

 

This past week I decided to join Weight Watchers online program.  I signed up for 3 months.  Many years ago I lost weight using their program and adopted their techniques into my healthy lifestyle.  Ever since that time, when I gain a few pounds I simply use the things that I learned to get me back to my desired weight.  I’d like to share a few things that I do to achieve my personal weight loss goals.  These are just good habits to have regardless of the diet plan you are on.

  1. I write everything that I eat down on paper.  Actually, I’m using the Weight Watchers app on my phone to do this since technology is such a wonderful thing.
  2. I make sure that I have healthy snacks on hand at all times so that I don’t seek out high calorie snacks when I’m hungry.
  3. I walk.  Yes walking is my favorite form of physical activity.  Walking is easy to do and it burns calories.  I have my Fitbit and try to remember to put it on every day.  If you want to be friends my email on Fitbit is thejools123@gmail.com.
  4. I get involved in the online message boards because it helps to have others for support.
  5. I drink a lot of water and unsweetened iced green tea.
  6. I increase my intake of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  7. I indulge in dessert a few times a week trying to keep it within limits.  I’m not going to go overboard and ruin a whole week’s worth of healthy eating with a single dessert.
  8. I get inspiration for healthy recipes on Pinterest and other social media sites.
  9. I keep it real.  I don’t beat myself up every minute of every day obsessing over weight loss.  I just choose a healthy lifestyle 90% of the time and know that everything else should fall in place.

What do you do to stay healthy?  Do you have a specific diet plan that you try to follow?

*This is not a sponsored post.  I am not affiliated with Weight Watchers in any way.

5 Comments

  1. kpsays
    January 28, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    I have that milestone birthday in March! My goal is to try to build more muscle and tone up. I’ve noticed since around my mid-40s that gravity is taking it’s toll on my body and things that I never thought would jiggle are indeed jiggling! Good luck with your goal!

    • Stacie
      Stacie
      Author
      January 29, 2015 / 3:00 pm

      Oh, I’m right there with you on the jiggle!! Good luck with your goals too! Are you doing anything special to celebrate your milestone birthday? Stacie xo

  2. amy
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    February 17, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    I am also trying to get back on the path to eating healthier. I have packed on a few pounds and it’s in all the wrong places. I think we both will do it!

  3. February 17, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    I’ve been wanting to loose weight for a long time now, but it seems i can never find enough motivation. I’m so stressed about all the things i have to do most of the times i end doing nothing, working out being one of them. Also, i hate healthy food so it’s really hard for me not to fall back in the habit. I’ll try this tips and hope i can finally get into a healthy routine so i can reach my desired weight. Thank you very much.

  4. December 20, 2018 / 3:01 am

    Yes! Thanks for sharing such a informative information to stay healthy and fitness

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