The journey toward a healthier lifestyle is a road that I didn’t see myself taking a few years ago. In fact, I thought I would be stuck yo-yo dieting; I was desperate for a better way to lose weight. I used to be quite active as a child. I ran, was in gymnastics and dance, but as I grew older, those activities slowly stopped. I starting feeling too uncomfortable to participate. I found myself buying bigger sizes and feeling more [...]
Learning From My MistakesI still make my share of mistakes on my quest to eat healthier. I think I do pretty well with my NutriBlasts and what I eat during the week, but there’s always that one weekday that trips me up. I used to have a big problem with my cheat day, a day during the week where I rewarded myself by eating regular food that I didn’t usually eat during the week. It took me a long time [...]
My transition to healthier eating was a gradual one, so it took a while to realize that there were foods that I wasn’t crazy about eating anymore. In fact, I kept purchasing those foods until, one day, I found myself repeatedly tossing out food that wasn’t eaten. My snacks, desserts and other food items did not have the same appeal that they used to have and for months, I had been buying things out of habit. However, since my diet has changed, I [...]
Life is full of hurdles to conquer, but doesn’t it feel awesome when you make it to the other side? Making necessary changes in eating habits isn’t always easy. In my case, having dealt with a life threatening illness was my wakeup call and motivation. Still, it did take some time to change old habits. While some people can jump in with both feet and never look back, most people require a transitional period. Lifestyle changes can be a little [...]
From The Basic 7 to our current MyPlate food guidelines, nutrition in America has come a long way. It still isn’t perfect, but this infographic provides a fascinating look at the development and evolution of our plates over time. What’s for dinner today?