— ONE —
Learn how to reduce the fat, sugar and salt content of your
food and to enjoy fruit and vegetables. Use the nutrition
guides on pre-packaged food to decide whether or not that
product is best for you or your family. Cooking fresh food
puts you in control of what you eat. Yes, it probably takes
longer than heating processed food, but what else were you
going to do with that time – watch TV? Perhaps the thought
that fresh food is cheaper than you think may encourage you
to give it a try.
— TWO —
Stop being a couch potato and get out and use your body.
Remember the saying “Use it or lose it!” Exercise increases
your base metabolic rate, which enables you to burn calories
at a faster rate all day – not just when you exercise.
Exercise makes you feel good about yourself and that “can’t
be bothered, dragging yourself around” mood rapidly
— THREE —
Don’t try to change your lifestyle too quickly. Its better
to make steady, permanent changes than it is to cause
yourself distress only to fail through demotivation. You
can’t change the habits of a lifetime in a few days so don’t
try to and don’t wait to change your lifestyle until the
last minute, because that’s too late. Finally, medical
advances mean that we live longer than before, even with a
poor lifestyle, but what’s the point if most of that “extra
time” is ruined by poor health?