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Set Up Healthy Eating Habits to Lose Weight

How to Create a Weight Loss Lifestyle


Updated February 15, 2014

Set Up Healthy Eating Habits to Lose Weight

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This article is part of my e-course 6 Weeks to a Better Body. Sign up for the email class or follow it online to change the way you look and feel. Or incorporate these tips into your own weight loss program.

Now that you’ve completed your pre-diet tasks from week one, it’s time to address your eating plan. This week you’ll set up up a clean environment and supportive schedule to help you make healthy choices during your Better Body program.

4 Healthy Habits to Help You Eat Well

  • Set Up Your Calorie Tracking App. Now that you know how many calories to eat each day, make sure you have a food diary or online app ready to record your daily calorie intake. Register online and download the app onto your smart phone, then start counting calories.

  • Plan Healthy Meals. Take just 30 minutes each week to plan and cook healthy meals. This step saves time later when your life gets busy. It will also ensure that healthy food is ready to go when you are hungry.

  • Set Up Your Kitchen for Weight Loss. Clean out your refrigerator, your pantry and your counter space. Then get equipped with essential tools.

  • Start An Easy Exercise Program. This week’s tasks are about eating a healthier diet, but I want you to begin to build a workout habit, too. Don’t worry about working too hard, just be consistent and do something easy every day this week. Next week, we'll spend more time learning to exercise.

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