Three Day Diet Reflection
For my three day diet reflection it was telling me I needed to drink more water, I did not have enough nutrients in my food throughout the day, and I needed to be more physically active. I also need to take more nutrients in my body other than the vitamins I take once day. Healthy eating is not always easy, food is addicting and sometimes we indulge in our cravings. Sometimes we are just so busy throughout our day we do not eat as much nutrients as we need to. Like for me for instance, doing the myfitnesspal app the calories I intake I needed to eat more throughout the day and healthier cause I would eat when I can and sometime its hours within the day. Than that's when I would go to fast food because it was fast and easy, but it also affected my physical health. Also in myfitnesspal app it said I should drink more water and I know I should because I would drink a lot soda before as well. To this day I would exercise and slowly see changes with myself and my body.
In the beginning of my diet to lose weight and improve health was one of my main goals, but it can be a bit overwhelming. For the next few weeks my plan is to exercises daily, changing my eating habits, and trying to eat as much nutrients as I can. Most importantly manage my time with everything to stop procrastinating and doing everything last minute. Now I make a checklist for myself and do as much as I can. There are bound to be challenges in your life whenever we start something new, especially when your used to doing a routine everyday. “You don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to completely eliminate foods you enjoy, and you don’t have to change everything all at once—that usually only leads to cheating or giving up on your new eating plan” (Segal and Robinson, 2018). To this day I still get cravings, but when I do I either substitute my food with a healthier nourishment, for example when I crave ice cream i'll substitute it with yogurt with a lot of fruits on top. Managing my time, changing bad habits, and being physically active you have to stay motivated and positive this will only benefit yourself.
Changing your eating habits and working out was a bit difficult at first because it was like a roller coaster for me in the beginning, but as I was doing it constantly it would get easier day by day. I can see the changes in myself about feeling more confident, having more energy, boosting my mood, and most importantly improving my health. There are days when I would eat unhealthy but I also tried to portion my size and exercise the next day. During the week I will regulate my schedule in doing at least 2 miles on the elliptical or treadmill every Monday and Wednesday, for the other days I will try to increase my intensity of my work out and push myself little by little each day. While doing myfitnesspal app it does suggest that I should really intake more in my calories as well with proper nutrients in my food. Especially I should start meal prepping to also avoid myself from going to fast food and I will also be saving money as well.
Living a healthy lifestyle can be very stressful because we have times that we are tempted into making the wrong choices. We are human when it comes to failure we learn from our mistakes. Never give up on your goal it will increase your self determination and make you stronger in the future. Personally I still make good and bad choices in life, I still live a life to standards in what I can handle, I push myself to make me better as a whole. We learn from from our failure that challenges us to better, always strive to accomplishing your goal “you never lose either you win or you learn.”