Want a Simpler Way to Stay Healthy?

health & wellness Sep 14, 2022

Have you considered how many carbs you need to have at each meal? Are you counting calories, or how about figuring out how many nutrients you need to have at breakfast?

Time for healthy to be easier.

It turns out that many positive routines are simple. They also produce dramatic results when you sustain them over time and use them to reinforce each other.

Focus on slight changes you can integrate into your daily routine. Start with this checklist for what to eat and other simple tips.

Simple Eating Advice: 

  1. Eat whole foods. Decoding information about specific vitamins and minerals is complicated. Enjoy a balanced diet without the fuss by considering food groups instead. Fill your plate with fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and healthy carbohydrates.


  1. Avoid processed products. Most of the sugar and salt in your diet comes from processed foods. Eating fewer chips and cold cuts will significantly affect your health.


  1. Limit portions. Designating forbidden foods can backfire and make you crave a treat. You can usually eat about anything if you keep the servings small.


  1. Drink water. Stay hydrated with plain water instead of regular or diet soda. Sugary drinks can be a significant source of hidden calories, and even diet beverages can make you want to eat more sweets.


Other Simple Health Advice: 

  1. Manage stress. Stress contributes to chronic inflammation and many health issues. Relax by listening to music or talking with your friends when you face a challenging situation.


  1. Sleep well. Go to bed and rise on the same schedule, even on weekends and holidays. Practice bedtime habits that make you sleepy, like rereading a book or drinking a cup of chamomile tea.


  1. Be mindful. Mindfulness is a philosophy you can apply to any aspect of your life, from your eating habits to your relationships. Live in the present moment and let go of judgments and expectations.

The checklist might be areas you have heard about and started at the beginning of the year, but you now might be off track. Stop procrastinating, and start improving your health, happiness, with longevity. It is never too late.

Where do you want to start?

.... weight loss, lower blood sugars, improved routine, preparing meals, having more confidence, or knowing you can complete what you start.

Call, and let us make it happen this week.

- Linda Wadud, Diabetes Educator and Coach

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The time to start your steps to better health in a safe community is now. Call to discover how to improve your self-care actions for success.  


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