3 Steps for Setting Healthy Eating Goals

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Expectations and Goals


1. Think about what kinds of goals you might set.

One key to setting realistic goals is to identify what you want to get out of it. The sky’s the limit! Here are some examples of things you might want to achieve with healthier eating. Choose one of these, or get creative and come up with your own.

  • Learn about good nutrition
  • Buy healthier foods
  • Learn how to cook
  • Learn healthier cooking techniques
  • Try out new types of healthier foods or dishes
  • Set a new challenge (e.g., going vegetarian once a week) to work toward
2. Identify your goals for healthier eating.

Below, enter 2 goals for healthier eating over the next month:

3. Create a plan.

To reach your goals, it may help to set small goals along the way. Think of steps that are small and reachable, positive, under your control, and specific. For example: I am going to cut up veggies and fruit on Sundays so that I can take them in my lunch during the week. Not sure how to start? Learn more about how to shop smart and healthy and how to plan for healthier meals .

Steps I will take to reach my goals for eating healthier:

Remember: Even our best plans sometimes need tweaking. If you find that some of these steps aren’t as small as you thought or if your current plan isn’t quite working, try something new. It probably took you trying more than once to find what works best for you with quitting smoking, and making changes toward healthier eating is no different!

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