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Healthy Diet For Healthy Living

Updated on June 18, 2012

Having a healthy lifestyle is a choice. It is not as daunting a task as everyone thinks it is. The only difficult thing about a healthy eating lifestyle is getting started. Once you are over the first couple of bumps in the road it becomes much easier. Take a little bit of self-control and self-responsibility and you are already on your way to becoming a much healthier person.

There are a few steps to help get you started on your road to success. Below I have outlined the ones that are the best way in getting the jump start you need to get over those hurdles as quickly as possible.

1# Start small.

When you first start a healthy diet there is always that one meal that we crave. The one that is probably not as healthy for us as it needs to be. However, in the beginning dropping that favorite meal cold turkey, will just keep you wanting more. This will usually cause a relapse and you will end up binging on it for a few days again. This is just force you to start over. So, one way to help you on your way is to take that favorite meal and cut down on the amount of it that you eat. If, it is an all-time favorite lunch meal, and you have it 5 days a week. Change that to 3 days a week. Then slowly manage it to only once every 7 days. Doing it this way will reduce our cravings and still allow you to have your favorite meal without ruining your healthy diet plan.

#2: Plan reasonably.

The next step after planning to take small steps is to plan reasonably. This includes making a list of goals that are short and achievable. You want to look at the overall picture of your plan and set the high goal. However, having smaller goals along the way to reach for is the best way to help you know that your goal is within reach. Do not make short term goals that you know you will not be able to reach. Keep them realistic and within reason.

#3: Use a friend.

One of the great things about friends, they are there to listen to all the pains and aches we are going through. They are there to help pick us up when we are down. Having someone to talk to about your goals and stress of going through them is one of the best ways to help you be responsible. Sometimes if, you have a friend who will go along with you and you can help each other along the way. Having someone going through the same struggle that you are being sometimes helpful because they have a great understanding and can help with healing

#4: Have self-discipline.

This is one of the key logistics when you are planning your new, healthy diet. It is also one of the most difficult to master. The self-discipline that you require will either allow you to live your healthy life style or not. When it comes, too things that you want to accomplish you need to motivate, create, and nurture every bit of self-discipline you can to master what you want.

#5: Practice it for yourself.

Many people that tend to follow the trends are only out to impress other people. They want to lie that a healthy lifestyle and flaunt it to others. This is not a good reason to start a healthy lifestyle. You should only be doing it for yourself. Because, you want to improve the quality of your own life and not seek the approval of others.


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  • caseydillon2 profile image

    caseydillon2 5 years ago

    Baby steps and having friends to support you are definitely the best and most helpful tips in the world. Nice!

  • Gypsy Willow profile image

    Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

    A healthy diet is the building brick of a long , productive life. You are what you eat is such a true cliche.

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    prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Very informative hub. I really care with kind of diet for healthy living and I am glad to follow your advice. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!