If you have decided to start a healthy eating plan,
congratulations! Making that decision is an important step in becoming a
Keep these key points in mind:
- When you're trying to develop new
habits—whether it's healthy eating, getting more exercise, or quitting
smoking—you have a better chance of success if you make a plan ahead of
- Knowing why you want to eat healthier
can help you make changes in your eating habits. And writing down your reasons
will be a good reminder later on if you get discouraged.
- A plan for
forming new habits includes long-term and short-term goals as well as ideas for
getting past barriers—things that might get in the way of your
- Start with small, short-term goals that you can reach
pretty easily. It's easier to stay with something new when you have early,
- Support from family and friends can go a long
way toward helping you find success in eating healthier. Don't be afraid to let
them know what you're trying to do—and ask for their help.
How do you start a healthy eating plan?