Frustration. I think this is something that everyone feels at one time or another.
Think of all you have to get done in a day…
- Wake the kids up for school
- Pack backpacks, lunch boxes, and homework folders
- Commute to work or serve as your family’s official “taxi service”
- Run to the grocery store
- Get Johnny to soccer and Susie to dance at the same time in two different locations
- Try to cook a quick supper you hope is healthy
- Bathe the kids
- Feed the dog
- Get ready to repeat tomorrow
So many people get frustrated trying to fit exercise, healthy eating, stress management, and personal development activities into their already packed schedule. Combine this with confusing, contradictory, misleading, and misguided “health” news in the media and people begin to feel their efforts are in vain.
Where to start? Who to listen to? What’s safe to take? What’s a waste of money? What really works?
You might get so frustrated with the information overload, the choices and unknown consequences, and the misinformation from the industry funded “experts” that you think why even try eating healthy. The fact of the matter is that it doesn’t have to be so hard. Healthy eating is really quite simple. In reality, the simpler your diet…the healthier you are.
We have just become so disconnected as to what real food is. We need to get back to the basics of healthy eating and lifestyle to stop the epidemic of chronic diseases that are plaguing us. You can make small changes each day that will add up to big changes for your health improvement. Let me share with you a couple of quick, easy, and practical ideas.
- Know your starting point – schedule to have a BIA (bioelectrical impedance analysis) run to measure your lean muscle mass, your body fat percent and your fluid distribution. This gives you an objective measure as to the progress you are making on any program or lifestyle change you are implementing.
- Download our free report on 8 Simple Steps to Healthy Eating by signing up for our newsletter. You can do this to the right of this post.
- Add these books to your library…In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, UltraMind Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman, the Amen Solution by Dr. Daniel Amen and the Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman. These offer practical, scientifically valid, and nutritionally sound advice that you can use to improve your health with diet and lifestyle.
- Start a health/wellness journal and track your diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. Use this to identify trends for when you feel good…and those times when you might fall off the wagon.
- Write down 3 simple goals each week. Every Sunday night, write down three things that you will work on the next week. Be specific. It might be working on increasing your vegetable intake, drinking more water, cutting out pop, or taking longer walks. Whatever you feel you can do…do!
Don’t get so frustrated you quit trying! Your health is worth it. Your life is worth it. You are worth it!