My best tips for healthy eating - Family edition

I get these two questions a lot:

  1. How do I keep my family of 5 on track with our health and fitness? 
  2. How do I make healthy dinners FAMILY APPROVED? 

First I have to mention, yes our family does eat healthy but never mistake this for we are PERFECT when it comes to our meals. Truth be told I could actually eat like a toddler and be ok with it IF a good feeling came from it.  Problem is being a mom of 3 I NEED the energy and I want to teach my kids to have a healthy relationship with food. 

Here are a few tips that have helped me along the way. 

Learn to have a healthy relationship with food and share that relationship with your family. One way to create a healthy relationship is to stop focusing on everything you shouldn’t be eating and start focusing on everything you should be eating. Where our focus goes our energy flows. Start to focus and pay attention to food that will fuel your body properly. 

Remind yourself food is FUEL and we need our tanks on FULL to perform at the best of our abilities. Same goes for our kids. If your kids start to crash or have outburst know this could be due to the amount of sugar in their diets. 

Think of it like this….You wouldn’t put regular gas in a diesel truck and expect for it to perform. A diesel truck needs healthy “diesel” fuel that will make it run without crashing. Think of your body as a well-oiled diesel machine that needs the good gas! 

#KHSS-Keep Healthy Stupid Simple and stop overcomplicating.  For dinner, I like to make sure my family is eating a protein, healthy carb & veggie for dinner. That’s it! No rocket science here just a well-balanced meal. If you're wondering what’s a healthy carb, protein and well all veggies are healthy here’s a list for you. (start following this hashtag #KHSS for my healthy meals) 

Please remember ANY type of change resistance will be created. Not only with you but your family! STAY FOCUSED on what you want for yourself and your family.