Tip #5: K.I.S.S.
As you are transitioning to eating healthier foods, use the K.I.S.S. principle when it comes to preparing meals for you and your family: Keep It Simple, Silly (the real word is–stupid).
If you make meal planning, preparing, and shopping too complicated and time consuming, it is easy to get discouraged and give up.
Unless you enjoy reading recipes and making elaborate meals, be practical and plan simple meals. If you are like most people, you don’t want to spend your entire life in the kitchen.
As you become more comfortable eat better and better, you will discover that the best, most nutritious meals tend to be the easiest to prepare.
How much planning and effort does it take to wash and cut up vegetables and mix them into a salad?
How much planning and effort does it take to buy whole fruit–bananas, apples, oranges, grapefruits, grapes, peaches–peel and/or wash them, stick them in your mouth and chew?
Furthermore, don’t even think about making two different meals for one dinner.
If you are cooking dinner for your children and husband who eat differently from you, cook one meal, and you pick and choose out of that meal the best food for you.
For instance, if you prepare meat, potato, vegetable, and salad for your family, your best selections would be the salad first, followed by the vegetables and potato.
As a rule, the simpler the better. Don’t make life more complicated than it already is.
Dr. Leslie Van Romer is a health motivational speaker, writer, and lifestyle coach. Visit [http://www.DrLeslieVanRomer.com] for more inspiration.