You have a massive say in the way you live your life, from how you manage your time to what you eat and drink. If you want to make a change, such as eating healthier, then you have to do more than try. It takes a mindset and willingness to alter what you eat. You can find power in assertive talk and dealing with the real circumstances that created roadblocks and effected your choices.
CIRCUMSTANCES • PUTTING UP WITH THE SITUATION • DEALING WITH FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Blaming Other People: My partner overeats at night and makes it too hard for me to resist. Just because my partner makes a snack, doesn’t mean I have to eat it. I will take a bath.
My Neighborhood: The nearest grocery with fresh fruits and vegetables is too far or it’s not in a safe area. I have started a veggie garden in pots and buy frozen vegetables and fruit that I put in smoothies.
I’ve always been an emotional eater: My parents fed me sweets when I was sad and I’m just wired to turn to food. I see food as a comfort, but have found other ways to soothe myself during stressful times.
Outside Influences: My work schedule is crazy and I don’thave time to eat healthy. I spend a few hours on the weekend preparing health meals I can easily eat during the week.
Engage in life and with food from a new perspective and move forward by being willing to make the move to a healthier way of eating.