If You are What You Eat, Then I’m Corny

If you are what you eat, then I’m corny…hot buttered pop corny that is, with lots of real butter and extra salt.

When we were poor, young, married students, my hubby and I gobbled my homemade hot buttered popcorn 5 nights a week! It’s a wonder my cholesterol isn’t 400! Now I’m older and wiser and treat myself to it once every month or so. I’ve really had to change my eating habits. It’s not easy, but critically important I know, for me to live the happy healthy life I desire.

Remembering these basic tips that helped me change my eating habits. Hope they help you too:

  • Write down everything you eat for a week or two. (I was so sure I was getting fruits and vegetables every day…who knew French fries were the only entry!)
  • Eat until you’re satisfied, not stuffed.
  • Ask for half portions. (I really was satisfied!)
  • Eat slowly and enjoy each bite. (Easier to do when you aren’t inhaling your food on the run!)
  • Drink a glass of water before eating.
  • Get rid of snack foods high in calories, fat and sugar. (Funny how that works. If cookies aren’t in the house, I don’t eat them!)
  • Have healthy snacks easily available.
  • Cut out sugary beverages.
  • Plan meals ahead of time and shop for healthy ingredients.
  • Limit fast food and ready-made processed food. (They contain lots of hidden sugar and salt.)

But be a little corny sometimes. 🙂

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