You Are What You Eat

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Day 2 of 61 Days to Better Health - You are what you eat.

Do you know what you're eating? I know it sounds silly, but you would really be surprised how much you can eat when you're just not paying attention. It's not always about how much you ate; what about your food choices? Are you eating processed food all day? Do you eat anything healthy at all?

Try this. Get yourself an inexpensive date book or calendar, specifically to record what you eat and drink each day. Keep track for a week or two. You may realize you're eating more than you thought. Is there something you can cut back on? Is there something unhealthy you can replace with something healthy?

As you start making changes to your diet, keep writing down what you're eating on the calendar, and take one more step. At the end of each day, mark the date with a little happy face or sad face, that reflects your overall feelings for the day. For example...If you where feeling sick, or sad, or tired, give yourself a sad face. If you were feeling happy, well and energetic, give yourself a smiley face. You may be pleasantly surprised to see the relationship between making healthy food choices and your overall mood.

It's also nice to be able to go back and look at your calendar on the days you are feeling low. Because sometimes when we are feeling sad or depressed, we can't remember that we ever felt happy. Seeing it on the calender could be just what you need to get over the hump.

Contributing Editor Catherine Morgan
at, Capessa Health, Women 4 Hope



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