Adding 2 new healthy food choices to your diet, then every week add 2 more, be sure to include the 2 from the week before. Before you know it you have replaced unhealthy food and you are feeling better.
As you add new foods to your diet create a list of healthy food choices you and your family enjoy.
When creating your shopping list for the week pick from this list for your menu. Put this food list on your fridge so you can easily refer to it.
Take a 30 min walk each day. Take the dog he will love you for it. (My cats like to go along also) A good time to do this may be after work so that you can transition from work stress to home.
Do a fun hobby activity for at least 30 min a day.
Start a regular sleep schedule.
Get up in time to eat breakfast. Eat breakfast with in ½ hour of rising.
Avoid all soda drinks
Drink bottled or filtered water (1/2 oz. per pound of body weight daily.
Eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day to spread out your total caloric intake evenly between the meals. Eat at regular intervals each day spreading the time between each meal to 4-5 hours. Your body needs to replenish the energy used from the last meal.
Snacks are not meals and should be during the morning and afternoon, or when you are using up your energy resources from the last meal. Eat raw nuts and seeds for a snack or even as part of a meal.
Avoid all processed food. Or at least cut them down to an occasional item in your diet.
Eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. Eat them raw when possible.
Plan each meal to include all the food groups in each meal. A plate should be divided by ½ vegetables, ¼ carbohydrates, and ¼ proteins.
Eliminate refined and sugared foods from your diet. After a while you will not even have a taste for them because you have grown to enjoy fruits and vegetables more. There are so many delicious fruits and so many fun ways to enjoy them. You will not miss sugared treats.
Choose organic foods when possible, even meats
Eat from as many colors of the rainbow as you can