A Few Tips on Breaking Bad Eating Habits

Setting yourself on a path to healthy nutrition starting with breaking bad eating habits.

The following is a transcription of the video:

The Older You Get, the More Being Overweight Impacts Your Quality of Life

Two out of three adults is overweight or obese. So, healthy eating can really try to help bring those numbers down a little bit. So, when you’re an older adult and you’re overweight or obese, it makes moving around more difficult. It’s make social things not as fun. So, if you can work toward getting to what your healthy weight is, then it’s really about feeling great. Healthy eating is involved in that. So, of course, we want some physical activity, and we want the other things that go along with that. But good nutrition is really the foundation. 

Create New Patterns

As you start develop some of these things that become your habits, it becomes less of a thing you think about and more of just your normal pattern. It’s really knowing about where you are now and where you want to go. So, if you can focus on, “Well, I know I could eat more vegetables, but I don’t really like them.” Well, find ones that you do like or try new recipes, try new things. You don’t have to give up everything. If pizza is your thing and you really want a piece of pizza, then have a piece of pizza now and then. 

So, when you make those choices, you tend to feel better about yourself, you tend to have a little bit more energy, and it can be a social piece. Being healthy doesn’t have to be something that you’re obsessed about all the time. It can be an easy thing. That’s why we really focus on the fact of lifestyle change, and implementing the MyPlate guidelines and general nutrition, rather than people going through life feeling like that they’re on a diet. 

Last updated: 03.25.2017

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only and it is not meant to be relied on as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Consult your physician before starting any exercise or dietary program or taking any other action respecting your health. In case of a medical emergency, call 911.

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