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Overcoming Obesity:Maintaining a healthy weight on a busy schedule

By: Precious Herring

Obesity has become a widespread epidemic affecting people in the US that has led to chronic health conditions such as, diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Many of us find it hard to lose weight because we don’t know how to start. We get so used to having an unhealthy lifestyle. Fast food seems to be much more appealing, convenient, and more budget friendly than healthy foods.

Have a busy schedule?

Meal Plan! This is where you have to prioritize your time. Meal planning doesn’t have to be rocket science. Worried about the prep time or eating the same foods over and over? Alternate your meals. Spice it up a bit! Make a note of some meals that you actually enjoy. If you are new to meal planning… Start off by planning at least ONE meal a day. Think about it. Wouldn’t it be so much better if you had your lunch/dinner already prepared for you after a long day of work?

Healthy Meal Swap Alternatives for Weight Loss

Turkey Ground Instead of Ground beef in Spaghetti

Brown Rice Instead of White Rice

Water Instead of Soda

Baked Salmon Instead of Fried Fish

Find your WHY!

So… why do you want to lose weight? How would it benefit you? Think of ways this weight loss would affect you. Throw out any negative thought you may have in your mind. You are about to embark on an incredible adventure. Don’t think of yourself as if you are not capable of success. You might feel as if you are in a maze with no way out but LISTEN… You are coming out victorious!

Here’s how to get started……

  • Surround yourself with positive people

  • Exercise daily

  • Detoxify your body (Cleansing your body from toxins)

The Power of Positivity