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Setting goals doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. Start by making simple, healthier choices in what you eat daily.
Now is the time of year many people are starting to think about new year’s resolutions. Did you know that most people who make resolutions end up quitting them by January 15? Isn’t that crazy? The reason why is because most people make such unrealistic goals, like “I want to lose 20 pounds”. Most people get overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin. I always recommend starting with small, realistic goals. They are much easier to follow through with and feel great when you achieve them!
When I began my path to a healthier lifestyle many years ago, I started to make small changes in my favorite foods that I ate daily. I need to lose some weight and wanted to be healthier. My mother died of cancer at a very young age and I knew my passion for health would remain with me forever. I switched from regular peanut butter (which I can’t even eat now!) to only eating natural ones. I stopped drinking diet sodas (yes, I am guilt of having one every now and then) and decided to drink more water. I started reading labels to learn what was in the foods I was eating. I learned about the importance of dietary fiber and protein and of course, calories. I knew watching my calories were crucial to me losing weight.
I read my labels and gained knowledge about what I was putting into my body. I took small steps to achieve big goals. It felt really wonderful not only that I looked better, but I felt better. I felt ALOT better.
I loved hearing that Sara Lee® started a program where you can celebrate your healthy transformation! Simply enter to be one of 45 finalists in the Sara Lee® Delightful Person contest. Each week, Sara Lee® Bread Facebook fans will vote on which Delightful Person they find most inspiring. The person that receives the most overall votes will win $4,500! Each of our 45 finalists will also receive free bread for a year, an iPod shuffle, workout gear and more! The best part is everyone who enters will receive a free t-shirt, so enter here today!
One of the labels I started to read was my bread. I am not a huge bread eater but my family loves bread. Sara Lee® Delightful breads are a healthier bread option. They contain no high fructose corn syrup, no trans fats, 11 grams of whole grains per slice and only have 45 calories per slice. Sara Lee® Healthy Multi-Grain Bread has a delicious blend of whole wheat, rye, oats, barley and corn that even picky eaters will love!
Sara Lee® Delightful Breads varieties are: Oatmeal, 100% Whole Wheat (made with real honey), Healthy Multi-Grain and Wheat. Sara Lee® Delightful breads can be eaten with jam, hummus, grilled cheese or even french toast! I am planning on making my Mixed Berry Overnight French Toast Casserole with the Healthy Multi-Grain bread for Christmas morning 🙂 Feel free to checkout all of the Sara Lee® products here.
Check out the deliciousness of this french toast casserole. My family LOVES it!
What are some of your small steps you are making towards healthier changes in the new year?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee®