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.
What is involved in starting a healthy eating plan?
Why do you want to start eating healthier foods?
How do you start a healthy eating plan?
Where to go from here