According to www.womenhealth.org, healthy eating improves your health and helps prevent disease. It means choosing different types of healthy food from all of the food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and proteins), most of the time, in the correct amounts for you. Healthy eating also means not eating a lot of foods with added sugar, sodium (salt), and saturated and trans fats. "What you eat and drink is influenced by where you live, the types of foods available in your community and in your budget, your culture and background, and your personal preferences.
Often, healthy eating is affected by things that are not directly under your control, like how close the grocery store is to your house or job. Focusing on the choices you can control will help you make small changes in your daily life to eat healthier."
I've been a size four and at my largest a size fourteen, and never kept a scale. I just changed my eating habits and took accountability on where I needed to make changes in my life. For many women we believe that we must fit a certain criteria to feel beautiful based on our size. But, what really matters is eating healthy while getting in shape while being the best you. Nothing to panic about you still have time to reach your goals eating healthy while embracing those curves.
Here are six tips to get you started:
1) Start your day off eating a balance breakfast with plenty of fiber, fruit, & dairy
2) Keeping a journal of your intake will keep you accountable on getting healthy
3) Meditation is not only good for the soul, it keeps the mind centered on positivity
4) During lunch eat leafy green vegetables with protein with a simple can of tuna in water
5) Instead of driving to a local store, challenge yourself to walk while getting your cardio in
6) Most importantly, plenty of rest and plenty of water