Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday!

Diet Vs Lifestyle!!

I have had many conversations lately with people about the word diet and lifestyle change. First I want to give you the definition’s I found on both.

Diet = A regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight to eat and drink according to a regulated system, especially so as to lose weight or control a medical condition.

Lifestyle Change= Modifying or eliminating long-held habits of eating or physical activity and maintaining the new habits over months and years.

My changes were very gradual. I did not go on a diet. In my mind a diet has finality and once you are done you go back to your regular eating habits and you gain the weight back.

On the other hand a life style change is where you take the time to look at your lifestyle and evaluate what you want to change about your life. Then you get the information to help you make those changes. Once you have the information you apply it to your life and you then make a life style change.

For me it took the word’s you have diabetes.My hope is that you make a change before you are diagnosed with something that forces you to make change.

Making a lifestyle change also needs to be slow so you allow your body and mind to get use to a new way of thinking and eating. You learn to change the relationship you have with food to a healthier one. The key to managing a lifestyle change is to eat in moderation. Make healthy choices whenever possible and limit yourself to a few bites of foods you just can’t resist. If you incorporate 6 small meals a day plan you won’t feel deprived. You will also keep your metabolism moving. Check with your Dr. before starting any new plan.

Making a lifestyle change also means including daily exercise. This should be intentional as well as generally being more active throughout the day.It does not mean you have to spend hours at the gym each day to achieve permanent weight loss. Some strength training a few days a week along with a 30 min walk is all you really need to do.you reach your goals!!

Helpful Hint’s to make having 6 meals a day easy!


The list below will help make eating 6 meals a day easy. When you are picking out what to eat plan ahead for the next day. When you are shopping take this list with you. It will help you make wise choices.
Proteins
Chicken breast
Turkey breast
Lean ground turkey
Sord fish
Orange roughy
Haddock Tuna Salmon
Lobster
Crab
Shrimp
Top round steak
Top sirloin steak
Lean ground beef
Buffalo
Lean ham
Egg whites or substitutes
Trout
Low-fat cottage cheese
Wild-game meat

Vegetables
Broccoli
Asparagus
Lettuce
Peas
Cauliflower
Green beans
Green peppers
Mushrooms
Spinach
Tomato
Carrots
Brussels sprouts
Artichoke
Cabbage
Celery
Zucchini
Cucumber
Onion

Fats
Cold-water fish
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Avocado
Natural peanut butter
Low-sodium nuts
Olives and olive oil
Safflower oil
Canola oil
Sunflower oil
Flax seed oil

Carbohydrates
Baked potato
Sweet potato
Yams
Squash
Pumpkin
Steamed brown rice
Steamed wild rice
Pasta
Oatmeal
Barley
Beans
Kidney beans
Corn
Strawberries
Melon
Apple
Orange
Fat-free yogurt
Whole-wheat bread
High-fiber cereal
Whole-wheat Tortilla
Whole grains

Vegetarian Proteins

Tempeh
Seitan
Soy foods
Veggie burgers

Fats to Avoid
Sweets
Fried foods
Mayonnaise
Butter
Whole-fat dairy products

Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday!

So you don’t feel like working out today! Well think again. The most important mental workout will be hitting the gym on the days you least feel like it. I know the feeling of not wanting to workout. As I got healthier I realize on those days that I just could not go and went made me who I am today. I am a much happier and healthier person. Change is never easy but taking one day at a time, one meal at a time, one workout at a time will improve your life.

So get to the gym even on the days you don’t feel like it and before you know it you will be looking and feeling great!

Workout Mommy


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