Nutritional Motivation

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Hi! I am super new here. I have two kids and I live with my parents. My parents do not eat very healthy and I have a hard time keeping my motivation to continue to eat healthy food. How do I stay motivated even with all the junky food my family keeps in the house.
January 10, 2014 | Login to Respond
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Ben Says:
Level 32 : Senior | Administrator
Hey!

I just wrote a post about a woman who decided to make "the shift", change her life for the better and finally lose the weight she always wanted to.

http://www.trainonline.com/fitness-article/Make-The-Shift

The author is a career woman with a husband and two kids. Her family didn't have the same dieting goals or needs that she did so she had to figure out what she needed to do to stay on track and reach her goal.

One thing that really worked for her and I couldn't agree more is food prep.

If you can write a grocery list (for yourself) every week and make sure that you have all the ingredients on hand to prepare all your meals during the week you will have a much easier time staying on track.

It's when you're tired, unprepared and short on time that you start falling off the wagon and eating foods that you know you shouldn't.

Try to prep your lunches the night before and make sure you have healthy snacks (almonds, fruit, cheese string, yogurt) with you during the day.. you'll be less tempted to hit the drive thru.
January 13, 2014
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Nashvilleguy Says:
Level 32 : Senior | Starter Member
Try making all of your meals for the week ahead of time on the weekends. This motivates me because the food is already made and not eating it would be a big waste of money. Also, try to get your parents on board with eating some of the healthy food you are making. If done right, healthy food should taste amazing and keep you full longer. You keep making them try healthy food that tastes amazing and you may find that they start getting on the healthy food wagon as well when they start seeing a difference in their overall health and they start feeling better. Believe it or not, Pinterest is probably one of the best online resources for healthy food recipes. Good luck and make sure to follow up with your progress in a couple of weeks / months!
January 21, 2014
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Ben Says:
Level 32 : Senior | Administrator
Those are some great suggestions Nashvilleguy!!

And I agree.. I think if you can get someone to make healthier food choices, they'll realize that healthy food can actually taste good and over time will make them feel so much better!!

Do you write up ALL your meals for the week including breakfast and dinners or do you just sort out and prepare your lunches and snacks?
January 21, 2014
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2KLiKs Says:
Level 13 : Rookie | Starter Member
If I may, I'd also like the learn some of the combos you put together. I really should do this for myself... :)
January 27, 2014

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