If you’re looking for information and inspiration to help you eat better and get healthier, you’ve come to the right place.
My approach is to recommend using skillpower to help you reach your healthy eating goals.
Skillpower involves learning and practicing the strategies and skills that have the most likelihood of nudging you toward healthier eating habits.
This is not a one-size-fits-all, restrictive diet approach that you go on and off of; instead, it’s a lifestyle change.
If you’re ready to change your lifestyle for the better, I include 3 of the most important steps you can start taking today:
Step #1 – Make Healthy Eating Easier at Home
Healthy eating will be easier if you set yourself up for success.
Instead of spending your time trying to avoid unhealthy foods, you can make choosing healthy foods the easiest thing to do.
The better you can set up your home environment to support your decisions, the better you will do.
Home is the one place you have most control of and spend lots of time.
If you’re ready to make some changes so your home works for you instead of against you, read more here.
Step #2 – Start Adding to Your Diet
Healthy eating and losing weight are too often associated with lots of restrictions, “don’ts” and “can’ts”.
I like taking a more positive spin to help you think about what you can start adding to your diet, rather than always taking foods away.
Adding more plant-based foods to your meals and snacks will naturally crowd out the less healthy foods from your diet.
A big bonus is that these good-for-you foods help decrease your risks of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and some cancers while also helping to fill you up on less calories.
If you’re ready to ease into more plant-based eating, read more here.
Step #3- Be Practical and Realistic
Rather than encouraging you to do a complete diet overhaul, I promote sneaking healthier foods into your current meals and snacks.
I call this progressive meal planning which I discuss in my latest self-help book, Six Factors to Fit: Weight Loss that Works for You!
This works well for my patients because it’s practical, realistic and achievable; it can help you too!
If you’re ready to try following this approach to better eating, read more here.
Remember that health is not black and white.
Also, foods are neither good or bad.
Be kind to yourself as you work on improving your eating habits and overall health.
Robert Kushner, MD