#1 - Track what you are CURRENTLY eating and drinking - making a food journal is a wonderful start to any nutrition goal. How do you know what needs to change if you don't know what your current habits are. There are even apps you can download on your phone or tablet that can help make this goal more attainable. Whether penciling or typing your intake, choose a method that works most easily with your lifestyle. This will make your efforts more attainable. Click here for a FREE food journal tracking sheet
#2 - Find out what you SHOULD be eating - after you have recorded your daily food intake, you can sit down and compare it to what you should be consuming. This can be confusing and overwhelming if you don't know where to look. A wonderful resource is https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ , here you can find the most accurate USDA recommendations as well as education on each of the recommended food groups. Here is another great tool to reference, this chart depicts an ideal food plan.
#3 - Implement what you have learned - with a side by side comparison of what your nutritional intake and goals are, you are prepared to make some changes. Menu planning is a great way to make this goal a success. With a plan in action, you will be more likely to be successful, and see results.
The best way to get started, is to start. Change is a journey not a destination! Commit today to make a healthier you tomorrow. ♡
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