I was raised on Southern-style cooking. Growing up I ate fried chicken, homemade biscuits, fried pork chops, fried cabbage, fresh green beans cooked in butter and oil, etc. In the beginning of this year, I joined Weight Watchers and began to monitor the types of food that I ate, the portion sizes, and ingredients.
What I discovered is that, the area where I needed the most improvement is choosing healthier ingredients preparing meals.
Since joining Weight Watchers®, I have traded in my Crisco for olive oil, my fried cabbage for steamed cabbage, and my fried chicken for baked or grilled chicken. I also workout for at least 30 minutes three to four times a week.
In essence, I have started to make lifestyle changes that I anticipate will have long-term health rewards for myself and my family. To date, I have lost 21 pounds. Although it is an uphill battle, it is not a battle that I am prepared to lose.
Be sure to stay tuned to my blog posts as I share my healthy eating tips and tricks.