If you’re looking to start the year off right; celebrate National Healthy Weight Week. With everyone making New Year’s resolutions; it is no surprise this begins on January 20th.

What is National Healthy Weight Week

First and foremost, the notion behind this week is to learn some healthy eating habits. At the same time, National Healthy Weight Week is to not focus on diets that are detrimental to your self-esteem. In essence, health isn’t about a number on a scale.

In fact, this week was set up to encourage individuals to live a healthy lifestyle by eating better, being active and feeling good about yourself.

National Healthy Weight Week

In the meantime, it is important to focus on better eating habits. In the first place, it is important to control your portion size and not eat mindlessly. Visit my Mindful Eating post to learn about making healthier eating choices. In other words, it is important to focus on your self-esteem. If you think negative thoughts and are constantly overeating, than it is easy to put on weight.

However, if you focus on setting a goal; start with a number in mind. Also, it is important to come up with a reasonable goal. For example, if you go to the gym often, muscle weighs more than fat. If you’re trying to lose weight, eat smaller portions. In addition, try to substitute high-fatty food for healthier food choices.

National Healthy Weight Week Goals

So, are you ready to practice some new weight week goals? In the first place, embrace who you are. Hence, it is important to set realistic goals for yourself. When you think about yourself, don’t allow negative thoughts to come into play.

Another important goal is to set aside time to do something you enjoy. If you’re not a fan of the gym; try a hobby. For example, a dance class, learning a new sport or take up something new. For instance, try:

  • Skiing
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Swimming
  • Skating
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

No doubt, there is something for every one to find an activity that you will enjoy.

Not all people are meant to be skinny. In essence, some times family genetics plays a part on whether we are smaller or larger. However, this isn’t always the case. The most important part about having a healthy lifestyle is supported by exercise, food choices, sleep habits and stress management.

As always, I welcome your comments.