2.06 How to Approach Your HeartStrong.com Healthy Eating Plan

Simply go through the HeartStrong.com program and learn as much as you can about a heart healthy diet and the basic concepts of healthy eating. Keep an open mind and think about ways in your own personal life with your own habits that you can make positive changes to the way you eat based on this information.

Remember that it takes time. Developing healthy eating skills is no different than learning any other skills. You can’t expect to wake up one day and say “I am going to learn how to play the guitar” then read an article or watch a video and be a proficient guitar player. You will struggle a bit to learn how to play and to be really good at it will likely take at least 1-2 years of hard work and practicing. Changing to a heart healthy diet is no different than learning a skill like playing a guitar.

There will be times that you find yourself making bad choices or slipping up. Expect that this will happen and its OK. Just keep the focus and you will reach your goals. Do not give up because of a mistake…learn from it.

“If you put your mind to it…you can accomplish anything” – George McFly

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