Dieting for a Happy Healthy Life

By Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub

How many people are dedicated to exercise and eating healthy?

It isn’t an easy task. In an effort to be healthier, I have been drinking more water.

I am sure that sounds very simple to most people, but it hasn’t been easy for me. When my eyes open in the morning, my first thought is of a nice hot cup of coffee.

I have made a change to my morning routine. I open my eyes, rise and shine and drink a glass of water. I do still drink coffee, but I have cut down on my coffee intake.

I have discovered as I age, my body changes. No surprise to anyone my age or older. One of the many changes is my tolerance of caffeine. I have determined too much caffeine causes heartburn. Who wants that? Not me. 

I have set goals for myself as well. I drink three glass of water by noon every day. Each glass is twelve ounces, so I have 36 ounces of water before I eat lunch.

Not only am I hydrating my body, but I am not as hungry. Drinking water before a meal curbs your appetite. I eat less and feel better. I make sure all meals are nutritious. I am not an expert, but I am improving each day.

I find myself reading more labels than I ever used too. Incorporating vegetables into my diet is easy. I love vegetables! There isn’t one I don’t like. I have also discovered eating more protein is good for a diet. I eat yogurt, hard boiled eggs, peanut butter, almonds (raw) and salmon, among many foods I enjoy.

I hope I have offered a bit of assistance to those trying to diet. It is never easy! As far as exercise, I will discuss that next week.

Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.


About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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