The title of today's blog is Healthy Living - Knowledge is Power which is true in all aspects of life. When I was losing weight I read everything I could about food, exercise, calories, etc. I read the nutrition information on everything I bought and had a food journal. It really helped. Once I stopped focusing on what I was eating and how much I was eating it became harder to lose the weight I needed to lose. So my goal for this week is to become reacquainted with all the facts that I used to spout like an encyclopedia. I need to know how many calories I am eating each day and stay within the numbers that work for me. I also need to keep a food journal. One idea that I read was to write down what you were going to eat before you ate it not after. That way you would know how many calories or carbs or how much protein you were about to eat before you actually ate it. Remember knowledge is power so this simple idea may help you to make a healthier food choice. This makes sense to me so I am going to bring the food journal back out and write in it before I eat each day.
As I said last week, Todd a good friend and trainer, will give us a tip each week. This week he reminded me that I need to cut 3,500 calories to lose one pound. That is 500 calories a day if I want to lose one pound a week. This can be done by eating less, exercising more, or a combination of both. I think I am going to cut 250 calories a day from food and burn 250 calories by exercising a little harder. I do exercise but to be honest I don't break much of a sweat.
Lis from Dandelion Seeds and Dreams left a message on my blog on Wednesday. She wrote that she often asks herself, "Will this give me energy or take energy away from me?" Sometimes this is the pause she needs to make a healthier choice.
Do you have a trick that you use to help you make healthier choices about what you eat? Do you have a goal that you are going to set to live a healthier life? I would love to hear what you are doing. I really think the more we share and the more we support each other the more we will accomplish. Have a wonderful and healthy week.! Hope to hear from you soon.