Happy day to you!
This week I discovered an excellent resource that I want to share with you regarding your food and nutrition choices. I learned about it in my nutrition certificate program.
It is www.choosemyplate.gov.
This free website gives you so many tips on how to make good nutrition decisions based on your food preferences!
It helps you start small and start simple.
Changes in any lifestyle are more sustainable if you change small things a little at a time, rather than try to drastically flip everything upside down at once.
Personally, one thing I worked on when I started was cutting down on sugar. One of my very Southern belle characteristics is my love for sweet tea – I am from the town where it was invented, after all!
However, real sweet tea has a lot of sugar. To switch to plain water or unsweet tea tasted terrible. Bleh!
So what did I do?
I started by adding 1/8 of a cup less of sugar for each gallon I made at home. If I was at a fast food restaurant or an event where you had sweet or unsweet options, I started making ¼ of my glass unsweet tea and the rest sweet. As I adapted, I changed the ratios just a bit so that there was less and less of the sweet in it.
And it worked.
I still love good sweet tea, but I honestly can’t drink it that much anymore. The sugar is too much for me and it can be too sweet.
I also now know how much the sugar affected my physical and mental conditions as well, but that is a post for another day.
I hope you check out www.choosemyplate.gov and start making small changes to your life. It may seem too slow and we are all impatient and want results NOW, but in the long run, you will be much happier that you made a sustainable life change.
Have a great day and keep Dancing Forward!