This is my first video titled ‘What is Healthy Living?’  Does everyone hate watching themselves on video?  I could critique the coloring, lighting, and angle all day, BUT I believe in these 10 steps to healthy living SO I’m being brave and sharing.

Also, don’t miss the bloopers at the end.

Healthy living is NOT dieting.  Healthy living is a permanent change for the rest of your life.  It’s enjoyable, satisfying, and rewarding.  Here are my 10 steps to living healthy:


    • 1)      Stop dieting.  I detest the word ‘diet’ hence why my site is called No Diets Allowed. Dieting is a quick fix to a permanent and much bigger problem.  Only healthy living will provide true weight loss and results.


    • 2)      What’s your motivation? You must have a strong motivation for getting healthy.  Why do you want to get healthier?  Dig deep and figure out what’s truly motivating you.


    • 3)      Make a decision and commitment to change.  It’s not temporary.  It’s a permanent change and you’re not looking back.


    • 4)      Leave excuses behind.  If you really want to accomplish something you’ll do it.  If not, you’ll find an excuse.  One excuse that drives me crazy is ‘I don’t have time’!  Do you eat and drink during the day?  Then CHOOSE to eat fresh fruits and drink water.  Do you get enough sleep?  Then CHOOSE to go to bed earlier.  It’s a choice and we all have the ability to choose health.


    • 5)      Only drink water.  Your body needs and craves water.  Zero calorie and ‘diet’ drinks have artificial sweeteners that act just as bad as or worse than sugar.


    • 6)      Each fresh fruits and vegetables with each meal.  Incorporate them into your cooking, baking, smoothies, or just eat them raw.


    • 7)      Eat foods as close to their natural state.  READ THE INGREDIENTS of all prepackaged foods.  I can’t emphasize that enough!  If you don’t know what the ingredient is, it’s a good chance neither does your stomach.


    • 8)      Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.  There are lots of negative and ugly side effects from neglecting those zzz’s.


    • 9)      Get at least 30 minutes of purposeful exercise 5 to 6 times a week.  Working in the garden and chasing kids doesn’t count as ‘purposeful.’


    • 10)    Eliminate any substance with the potential of addiction such as alcohol, tobacco, recreational or prescription drug abuse, coffee, or caffeinated tea.





What is healthy living to you?  What steps would you add to these 10 steps to healthy living?

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