4 Proven Ways to Nutritional Success

Let’s say you want to…

  • Eat healthier
  • Lose weight
  • Stop smoking
  • Get physically fit
  • Reduce stress levels

Those are all great things, but they are not specific and because of that, those goals are harder to attain.

Try these helpful tips –

1. One step at a time. You didn’t get the way you are overnight, so you shouldn’t expect to change overnight either. Start slow with any changes instead of going for the all-or-nothing attitude. If you want to eat healthier, concentrate on one meal or snack at a time. Once you feel comfortable with that change, use that success to move onto the next step of that goal.

2. Find something to replace the old habit. Don’t say, “I will not eat anymore (fill in the blank). Instead, find something you like to replace the thing you want to avoid. Take the negativity out of it so you won’t feel like you are being denied.

3. Plan ahead. There will be challenges to your plan, so be prepared! Going to a party where there are sure to be goodies that are not the best for your body? Have something healthy just before you go to the party so you will be less tempted to stray. If you really want that cake, cookie, pie, etc., have a bite or two, just not the whole thing.

4. Be good to yourself. Temptations will be there and it is not always easy to find something to fit the bill when you are not at home. Try to see the whole picture and don’t count each setback as a failure. For instance, eating one potato chip doesn’t mean all is lost and now you should eat the whole bag! Most importantly, don’t get discouraged! One little set back does not mean you have botched the whole plan.

Talk to us! We are all on programs, and have faced some of the same challenges.

~Dr. Richard Sowerby, D.C.

Certified Master, Nutrition Response TestingSM

*This information has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. The statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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