Making healthy food choices

Making healthy food choices

Making “good” food choices is mentally taxing for me. I have 2 kids, a husband, a full-time job, and a home to run. It is annoying to have to constantly think about what I can eat, what I cannot eat and when to eat. I just want to do what I want and get the results!

Too bad that is not reality, in the real world you must have a plan, work hard, be consistent to get results. I found some tips to help with the daily struggle.

The Mayo Clinic Diet: A Lifestyle Approach
  1. Sustainable Changes: The Mayo Clinic Diet encourages simple, pleasurable changes that you can maintain for life. It is not a quick fix but a long-term commitment to better health.
  2. Behavior-Change Science: Based on the latest research, this program helps you find inner motivation, set achievable goals, and handle setbacks.
  3. Unlimited Fruits and Vegetables: You can enjoy unlimited fruits and vegetables, emphasizing nutrient-rich foods.
  4. No Elimination or Calorie Counting: Unlike fad diets, it does not eliminate food groups or require calorie counting.
The Impact of Healthy Eating
  1. Weight Loss: Eating more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy has been linked to weight loss and maintenance.
  2. Energy Boost: Nutrient-dense foods provide sustained energy, keeping you active and alert.
  3. Reduced Health Risks: A balanced diet lowers the risk of chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
  4. Mental Well-Being: Proper nutrition positively affects mood, cognition, and mental health.
Practical Tips for Better Food Choices
  1. Whole Foods: Choose minimally processed, whole foods—whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and healthful protein sources.
  2. Limit Sugary Beverages and Processed Foods: Cut down on sugared drinks, refined grains, and highly processed foods.
  3. Balanced Diet: Prioritize plant-based foods, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
  4. Physical Activity: Combine healthy eating with regular exercise—aim for at least 150 minutes per week.


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