Every year, every month or every time that we overeat and feel bad after it we make a resolution to eat healthier. An easy and obviously important goal like healthy eating sometimes seems unrealistic to achieve. At the beginning of the year I ran an annual BalanceInMe survey to see how balanced all of us are and the results are in.
When it comes to improving health it’s best to start one step at a time and nutrition is the foremost and most vital step. Eating healthy should be the most natural and easiest thing to do but in reality it’s quite the opposite.
Whether you are trying to eat healthier or you have accomplished this goal already and want to share your knowledge and experience with others, I invite you to join the 1 Month of Healthy Eating Challenge. No matter how busy or laid back our lifestyles are we can all take a little bit of time for ourselves and do something nice for our bodies – nourish them with love, care and budget-friendly healthy meals. If you are an expert on healthy living already please introduce yourself and tell us a few things about how you managed to stick to a healthy meal plan.
One of my biggest healthy eating challenges is that I don’t enjoy cooking, so I often just rely on easy diet staples like cottage cheese, yogurt, salads, etc. My name is William and I need to lose a good deal of weight for health reasons, and would like to adopt healthy eating methods in the process.
I am doing this challenge for myself, to eat healthier and lose a little weight, and also to feed my family healthier food.

The main challenges for me are having the energy to cook after working all day, and not eating junk when I love sweets.
We all understand that if we could buy all things organic and use only high-buck nutrition power-houses then our health would be in perfect balance. I would love for all of us to share pictures and recipes of our favorite healthy meals on FB but we’ll get there later. All you need is the desire to transform your eating habits, learn new healthy-tasty recipes and have fun along the way. Twenty-something student living on a budget, only just-about-not-underweight and a fussy eater to boot! I am one who never had healthy food most of her life and who has committed to finding and maintaining a healthy diet in her 40’s.
I want to know about portion sizes, and how to run away from that pint of Ben and jerry’s. I encourage you to take control of your life and start making small steps to a more balanced living every day. I struggle to find healthy foods that I like and that won’t make me lose weight, that I can take with me places.
However, the constantly increasing cost of healthy eating is getting tougher to keep up with. I love how I feel when I’m living like this but I slid off the bandwagon over Christmas.

My goal is to not make eating healthy such a chore, and have it be something I actually enjoy and look forward to. I had went for a routine check up to the doctor because I had started using the restroom way too much to be normal. I am sure that each one of us can find this time (even after the most stressful or busy day) to take care of our health and the health of our loved ones.
There ARE ways to stay balanced and do it on a budget, it just takes some learning and an open mind.
Also, I want to incorporate healthy eating into my busy life so that it becomes habit, eliminating the desire for fast food. When I’m not eating healthy (whole grains, abundance of fruits and veggies, clean foods, homecooked, etc etc) I start to feel worse in every way.
I started losing weight, but the going was slow, this year (2012-2013) my senior year in high school was where I lost a lot of weight. I also recently started a group on Facebook for some of my friends who are also trying to lose weight and be healthier. I do not like fruits and vegetables much but know that I need to eat them in order to have a healthy diet, lifestyle and overall wellbeing.

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