Baby Steps: Diet Changes You Can Start Making Today to Improve Your Health

One of the traditional Christmas movies we watched growing up in my house was Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and I frequently find myself replaying in my head the scene when the Evil Winter Warlock's icy heart begins to melt and he makes the decision to change from bad to good. You may not know what the heck I'm talking about, but he didn't know how long his change of heart would last because he was so set in his ways that change would be too hard. Change may seem very overwhelming and daunting... and while it doesn't happen overnight, it really is as simple as taking your first step! Just put one foot in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking out the door :)

YOU, my friend, have taken that first step towards finding health and wellness! Check in with me here on the Lime & Greens blog for health tips, recipe ideas, and nutrition tid-bits. My hope is that you will find motivation and inspiration for making small (or BIG) changes to your daily eating habits. No matter where you are right now in your journey, you can start making changes today that will set you up for success in creating sustainable healthy eating habits for life.

Start right NOW! Choose one thing to take control over and own it. All you have to do is make the choice to start, take one step at a time, and you'll be reaping the benefits in no time!

Here are 10 tips on how you can make healthy changes in your diet right NOW:

1. Choose quality, wholesome, real foods

2. Build a proper foundation

3. Be carb smart

4. Protein power

5. Don't avoid fat

6. Don't skip meals

7. Become more self-aware

8. Sugar shock

9. Drink up

10. Strive for progress, not perfection

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