It is a worthy goal to look at the quality of your food to improve your health and weight. However, starting on a new adventure can feel daunting. Before you take action, first reflect. Be sure that you are doing it for the right reasons. Are you craving to have better energy? Do you have erratic blood sugars? You want to design a way of eating that can be maintained. Eating for wellness can come with a by-product of optimal health and disease prevention. 

Create a Consistent Plan

A healthy eating plan will include real foods such as vegetables, fruits, organic dairy, whole intact grains, wild and grass-fed meats/seafood, nuts, and beans. The foods that are the most satisfying are fiber laced foods and foods with natural sugars, including starting your day with these pancakes

Start Small

Go at a pace you can embrace, overall health is not a race (said kelly, not Sam I am).  Just one change at a time should be the priority. Also plan to make healthier meals from home (and I know our choices are limited atm with COVID). Yet, choose a new cooking magazine or cookbooks that specializes in healthy foods and buy a recipe book.  There are more delicious recipes here. 

Set Realistic Goals 

A majority of people who really need to lose weight set goals that are too lofty.  However, losing as little as just 5% to 10% of your total body weight can help to improve how you feel, give your step an extra zip, or improve your overall health.  Studies have shown that even losing small amounts of weight can help to improve your overall health, and also help to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels – stop diabetes taking hold.

Move Your Best Gift; Your Body

Eating healthy is the larger part of the formula for losing weight successfully but it’s important that you exercise. Exercise is a very powerful way to help you burn energy, but help your mental health and sleep.