Physical – Activity: Make healthy food choices and track diet
Learn how to follow a healthy diet. Research some of the top diet plans at healthline.com and today.com. Read about the Blue Zones Diet and the MIND Diet.
Dive into learning with the book “Prediabetes: a complete guide” by Jill Weisenberger.
Invest in a good cookbook with healthy recipes.
Explore the grocery store with a Hy-vee nutritionist tour. Learn to read food labels, and shop the perimeter, where fresh meat, produce, and dairy are often arranged. Eat more fruits & veggies.
Track your food intake with an app like Lose It!, Myfitnesspal or a form. It’s been clinically proven that keeping track of what you eat is the #1 most effective method for controlling and reducing your daily caloric intake. Those who keep a diet diary lose twice as much weight.
FORMS: a printable food and fitness journal from WebMD
Mine: Foldable Food Diary (pdf) with 6 forms per page, close to 3 x5 size
Learn more about healthy nutrition and make healthy food choices.
- Find nutrition information for recipes with calculators at recipenutrition.com and recipe.sparkpeople.com
- Find healthy recipes at NHLBI, American Diabetes Association, a free printable cookbook “Keep the Beat Recipes.”
- Plan healthy menus at healthyeating.org
- Shop for healthy foods
- Keep healthy snacks handy
- Learn about a low carbohydrate diet
- Control food portions with MyPlate from the USDA, Portion control from WebMD
I use the resources in my eBook “Simply Dinner: the Game Plan” to organize my recipes and plan meals. Check out Simply Dinner: the Game Plan! It has a blank recipe card template with four 3×5 cards on one page. Not to mention enough recipes designed for a low-carbohydrate diet for a month of menus. There are no fancy ingredients here, and please note they are not vegetarian.
see also Food is a Four Letter Word, Organizing Recipes, and a customizable shopping list at Learning About a Low Carb Diet.
The goal for this week:
“I will make healthy food choices by planning a healthy menu for the week on Sunday morning for this week. I will track the nutrition of the food I eat this week with a food diary.”
This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.
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