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"I'm going to watch what I eat"

“I’m going to watch what I eat”, said millions of people when they decided to “lose weight” and “be more healthy.”

What does this mean, you're going to watch what you eat? Are you going to watch your food be put on the plate and before you eat it? Are you going to watch it at the grocery store while you put it in your cart? No, it doesn’t mean any of these things.

Watching what you eat is a sign you want to be better, but that you aren’t sure how to yet, maybe you are afraid or feel the commitment is too large.

You will probably make good choices at a few meals, then reward yourself with soda or a treat at a later meal, ruining the good choices you made earlier in the day.

What is a better way to “watch what you eat?” Actually pay attention to what you are eating, the ingredients, where it grew, where it was raised, how you are going to make it, what oils you cook with, etc. Saying you are going to make a conscious effort to eat more wholesome foods with rewards once a week is a much more effective way of getting healthy and losing weight.

Losing weight starts with food, learning about food and ways to eat in a more nutritious and whole way will get you on that journey to being where you want to be a lot faster.

It’s true what they say, you can’t out work a bad diet, but more on that in a later post. A leaner healthier body starts in the kitchen, so actually “watch what you eat” and you’ll see results faster and with more efficiency. All these basics can get you started, you’ll need meal plans and a coach to keep it going. Give it a try, see what happens!