Eat Smart for Healthy Weight

Posted on Apr 1, 2019


There comes a time in most people’s lives when they look at the scale and shake their heads almost in disbelief. “Wait, how much does that say?” is usually said out loud, in a frustrated and exasperated tone.

What do you do when you reach “the highest weight” you’ve ever been? If you’re like most people, you panic a little. Then you decide, “I am not going to stay this weight. I am determined to lose weight.”

Here are two words to think about over and over as you challenge yourself to lose weight: “eat smart.”

When you want to get to your healthy weight, you can eat smart in order to lose pounds.

First, consider what you currently eat and drink every day. Literally make a list of all the things you put into your mouth and then take a good, long look at that list.

Next, start to come up with substitutions for things. For example, instead of eating M&Ms, try blueberries. Instead of eating french fries, order broccoli as your side when you get dinner at a restaurant. Replace soda pop like Coke and Pepsi with carbonated flavored water. Ideally, you’ll want to find foods/drinks that both “fill you up” and have “fewer calories” than what you used to consume.

Also, in order to eat smart, consider “when you eat” and “quantities you eat.” For instance, a lot of people skip breakfast, but that’s not a good idea. Their body is literally starving for food in the morning after a long night’s sleep. Make a new habit of starting everyday with a healthy breakfast that includes one or two protein-rich eggs, a “superfood.” Meanwhile, try to keep the time you eat each meal fairly consistent everyday. Have three to five healthy meals a day and limit your snacking in between meals. If there’s a particular food you love to eat but you know it’ll pack on pounds, then try eating less of it– so, for instance, eat three Hershey kisses instead of 20 at a time– three should be just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth craving(s)! Oh, and avoid eating foods after 8 at night if you can.

Finally, get someone in your corner to serve as your accountability person during this process. Could that someone be your chiropractor at Lakewoods? Most certainly yes! It’s so helpful to have someone to “check in” with on a regular basis, which helps hold you accountable as you make positive changes in your life. When you eat smart, you ultimately move your body toward its healthy weight.

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