• Nutrition

Be a Shining Example

Model Healthy Nutritional Habits for Family and Friends

Reviewed by Edward McGinnis, Contributing Editor

Setting and achieving your goals can have a positive ripple effect: When family and friends see you eating well, they may be inspired to do the same. Try these simple tips and you could lead the way to a healthier, happier lifestyle for yourself and the important people in your life.

Start Off Right

Co-workers might be encouraged to make healthier breakfast choices when they see you eat a balanced morning meal. Skip donuts and try yoghurt and an apple, or grab an Ensure® nutritional drink for a convenient yet nutritious choice. Have extra on hand to share with office pals! Click here to learn more.

Go for Water

Instead of high-calorie fizzy drinks, non-nutritious diet drinks, and sugary juices, switch to refreshing, calorie-free water with meals and snacks. Drinking water carries nourishment to your body's cells, is a natural filter, and keeps you hydrated!

Pick a Fruit

If your family's used to eating desserts after dinner every day, have fruit several times a week. You'll satisfy the desire for something sweet while adding the nutrients found in fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and more.

Walk the Talk

As much as possible, be upbeat when discussing your goals. Children especially are influenced by what you say about yourself and the foods you eat. Speak positively about the changes you're making and your progress, and try not to treat certain foods as "the enemy." Instead, focus on your desire for healthier options.