THE HEALTHY RESOURCE CENTER
Strategies for Success
Your Weekly Eating Goals
Use your food diary.
Record everything that goes into your mouth daily.
Stop drinking sugary drinks.
Sodas, juices, sweet teas, etc… Drinking one can of Coke (12 oz) a day for one year adds 25 Ibs to your body and takes ~$120 out of your wallet (33¢/can).
Make good food choices…cutout candy, cookies, and cakes.
Choose baked foods instead of fried. Buy the low-fat, low-sugar, and low-sodium options. Pick fruits and vegetables instead of chips or chocolate.
Plan your meals ahead of time.
Figure out what and how much to eat BEFORE you get hungry! Especially if going out to eat, look up the different food options and calculate their Calories. Decide what you will eat and how much you will eat before you get there.
Do not eat while distracted.
It’s easy to over-eat while watching television, searching the internet, or reading a book.
Bored? Don’t eat!
Go for a walk, call a friend, take a relaxing bath, read a book, learn a new hobby, chew some gum, or play with your pet.
Less is best!
Use a small plate when dinning and don’t allow your food servings to touch. This may help to draw your attention to portion sizes!
Don’t Give Up!!!