The Skinny On Good Eating
There are a lot of Nutrition Facts out there. There are also a lot of diets that come and go - not to mention vitamins, supplementals, and other diet "enhancers." Because of health problems, some people need to make changes to their diets to get more minerals or less fat.

Take a minute to think about what you might want to change about your eating habits. Then take some time to research what you are thinking about on the Internet. Google is a good search engine to use. If you get stuck and can't think of anything you want to use, try the Links Page for some ideas.

Lose Those Extra Pounds
When most people think of getting healthy, they think of losing weight. Figuring out how to lose weight is easy - doing what you need to actually lose the weight is harder.

Think of your body as a bank. Just like a bank needs money to operate, your body needs calories to keep running. Your body will use a certain number of calories each day. At the end of the day, all the calories that you haven't used up or "burned" are put into storage. That storage is called fat. If you don't want to gain fat, then you either have to decrease the number of calories you take in, or increase the number that you burn through exercise.

Take a minute to figure out how many calories you take in each day. Use the Links Page for help looking up the calorie count of the different foods you eat during the day.

Now For the Hard Part
Think of a nutrition goal for the next month for what you eat. Write this goal down on your Health Goals worksheet. Then, in the calendar section of the worksheet, fill in various activities you will do to reach this goal. Listed below are links to several examples you could use to fill out your worksheet: