What's Your Strategy?

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  • Apr 30, 2014

Healthy living requires self-discipline, awareness and planning. Let's face it, in our modern society filled with conveniences, temptations and luxuries, strategies are the answer to keeping us on track to meet our personal health goals. Make your healthy lifestyle strategies work for you. Take the time to step off the rollercoaster of life and develop some simple, personalized strategies.

What's Your Strategy?

Healthy living requires self-discipline, awareness and planning. A strategy is defined as "a method or plan chosen to bring about a desired future, such as achievement of a goal or a solution to a problem" (1). Let's face it, in our modern society filled with conveniences, temptations and luxuries, strategies are the answer to keeping us on track to meet our personal health goals.

A short-term plan might include following the latest fad diet that hands you strategies such as eating only certain foods according to a defined meal schedule. Someone has already planned it out for you and given you the methods. But, what happens when that plan, created by someone, else does not fit into your lifestyle? You might feel burdened running all over town to find the recommended foods or you might feel as if you are choking down the prescribed foods. So, you gradually find yourself moving away from the plan.

Yes, life is a journey. And since your personal strategies may need to change over time, make your healthy lifestyle strategies work for you. Take the time to step off the rollercoaster of life and develop some simple, personalized strategies. Before you know it, with time, you might have a lot of simple methods in place that keep you focused on your health goals.

Keep it simple and reasonable so it sticks. Examples of strategies may include the following:

We can all learn from each other. Share a strategy that works for you. It might just work for others.

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Brenda Braslow
Brenda Braslow, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

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