Before you run and hide from a post about forming healthy eating habits, let me encourage you to stick around and read it. 🙂 You’ll be glad you did! The book that I reference here is one of the most reasonable plans I’ve ever seen, and I’m excited about trying it out and sharing it with you!
I don’t write a lot about health-related topics because the truth is that I don’t really like to think about health-related things any more than I have to! However, over the last few years, I’ve noticed that it’s so much easier to put on a little bit of extra weight than it ever has been, and I don’t like it! I’ve always been able to eat whatever I want without putting on weight, and I surely don’t like this change in my metabolism!
Also, I’ve become more aware of how good nutrition (or the lack of it!) affects my children. When they eat lots of junk food, skip meals, and eat too many sweets, they get grouchy and don’t sleep well. They fuss and argue more. They just plain don’t feel very well.
My sister (who is much better about eating healthy than I am) recommended that I read a book called Trim Healthy Mama. She read it recently, and she’s been putting the information to use and has lost weight and looks really great! (BTW, this is NOT a compensated review. I just feel like this book is something that other moms like me might benefit from, so I’m sharing about it.) And the great thing is that the guidelines are so much easier to follow than those of any other health and nutrition-related book I’ve ever read! Here’s why:
In this book, the two authors acknowledge that God created all kinds of foods for us to eat. It’s ok to eat fruits and veggies and breads and meats. It’s even ok to indulge in sweets now and then. It all has to be done in the right combinations, though. It’s best not to eat a lot of carbs along with fats. It’s best not to eat sweets in combination with fats. Carbs and fats and even sweets (with the right natural sweeteners) are all fine to eat, but if you eat them all in the same meal, you will put on weight–especially as you get older and your metabolism changes.
Anyway, I won’t try to tell you about the entire book, but that’s the main idea. Of course they go into more of the “science” of it all so you’ll understand why their way of eating works. Even that part of the book is interesting! And of course they give lots of recipes and ideas for healthy meals and snacks.
One of the most wonderful things I learned from the book is that it is ok to eat healthy fats! Most books about health and wellness advise that people drastically cut fats or stay away from them entirely. This plan includes fats and actually works best when you do eat fats at some meals!
I’ve just finished reading the book, and now I’m officially ready to start putting to use the information I’ve learned. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Do you have a plan for healthy eating? What do you do? How do you get your kids (and your husband!) to eat healthier? I’d love some tips and advice!!
NOTE: This post contains my affiliate link. You won’t pay any more for the book by using this link, but I will make a small profit. I appreciate your using my affiliate link! This book is a little on the expensive side, but I totally love it and can truly say that I’ve found it to be worth the money!