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I didn’t always have a good relationship with food. This isn’t a story many people know about me and it’s not one I am very proud of sharing.
As a freshman in college, I was so scared of gaining the “freshman 15” that I started looking at food like it was some enemy. My roommates would invite me to eat a bowl of ice cream and watch The Bachelor with them and I’d bow out, certain they were all going to gain the freshman 15 and I wasn’t.
From there, it began to spiral. Viewing food as the bad guy caused me to withdraw from social opportunities to have a fun college experience and make friends. I’d turn down chances to go tailgating or on midnight pancake runs because of my fear that food would make me fat.
Little did I know I was doing myself more harm than good.
I didn’t understand proper nutrition or the psychology behind making the right food choices. I was borderline anorexic and I ended up making myself so sick that friends and family were very worried about me. My doctor recommended I meet with a nutritionist who helped me see that food wasn’t the Voldemort I was making it out to be…I could make good choices and still stay in control and be a much happier, healthier person.
Is it Time To Get Back on Track? 3 Ways To Feel Like You’re in Your 20s Again
I was in a good place for a long time. But now, 20 years later, I’m so deep in the throes of motherhood that I’ve told myself I don’t have time to eat as healthy as I should. That is a lie. It’s also an excuse. I’ve let good nutrition slide and have no one to blame but myself.
After a long summer of traveling, running my four kids around, and basically just trying to survive, I’ve found myself eating cookies instead of fresh fruit or finishing off my kids fast food instead of a well-balanced meal like I know I should. Good nutrition has taken a back seat and I can feel it. Sluggishness and just a feeling that “something is off.” Maybe you feel it too?
Time to get back on track.
If you’re ready to get back, but aren’t quite sure how…here are three great places to start.
1. Get on Noom.
It’s by far the most sound method of getting back on track. Whether you have weight to lose, or you just want to kickstart better habits, Noom has helped millions of people and can help you too.
Noom helps creates long-lasting results through behavior change.. It is for real. (See how my mother-in-law lost over 40 pounds with Noom Weight! And that was four years ago…she looks just as great today!)
Forget detox teas, meal replacement shakes, and total elimination of food groups. The way to lose weight is to change your mindset. The great thing about Noom is that it’s a digital health platform that allows you to better understand yourself, your brain, and the science of choice. It’s simple, convenient, and sustainable.
Noom Weight users lose an average of 15 pounds in 16 weeks, and also celebrate “non-scale victories,” such as preventing chronic diseases and gaining confidence. Take this quiz to see if Noom is a good fit for you and join today to take control of your health.
2. Drink more water.
If you’re feeling tired, bloated, or just off your game, ask yourself this question–what am I drinking? If you aren’t drinking 2.7 liters of water a day (the amount recommended by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences), then it’s time to get back on track.
Getting an insulated Stanley mug was a game-changer for me. Drinking cold water through a straw all day long made me drink probably three times as much as I previously was. It also upped my energy significantly! Get yourself a big water bottle that you’ll be sure to drink from all throughout the day.
3. Make physical activity a daily priority.
No excuses. Just do it. Whether it’s a walk around the block or a class at the gym, don’t let other obligations steal this time from you. The more days that pass without you getting physical activity in, the easier it is to let it slide. Good habits start one day at a time.
So take this fall as an opportunity to get back on track. And if you need a little push, Noom is the perfect low-stress tool. Give it a try and get “you” back!