As a blogger, it can be hard to stay in shape. You have access to your refridgerator all day, it’s tempting to order pizza while you’re writing, and boring tasks can make snacking extremely tempting. If you’re a blogger, here are ten tips you can use to keep your diet healthy:
- Schedule snack time. Rather than snacking throughout the day, limit yourself to only having snacks at certain times, like you’d do with a kid.
- Learn to cook. It’s much healthier than ordering food or eating pre-packaged meals. Even if you think you’re terrible in the kitchen, there are lots of awesome easy cooking blogs out there you can follow to learn!
- Keep the junk out of the house in the first place. That way, when you’re tempted to snack throughout the day, your only options will be healthy.
- Portion your snacks ahead of time as you’re making lunches in the morning. That way you have a baggie of crackers waiting for you at 3 PM rather than eating two or three portions out of the box.
- Join some healthy eating forums or Facebook groups. When you’re tempted during the day, visit them for moral support.
- Find a virtual accountability buddy, preferably one who is also a work-at-home blogger and has similar struggles. Report in with one another on a daily basis and hold one another accountable when you cheat.
- Blog or tweet about your struggles with weight loss. Lots of people can identify with that, and it’s great to have support from your readers. If dieting doesn’t really fit into your niche, you can still references it on Twitter or write a tie-in post (for example, if you blog about books, review a healthy diet book).
- Get the entire family on board with healthy eating. It’s easier to eat healthy when you’re all doing it.
- Use social media to find diet tips. If you ask your network, you can find healthy recipes, diet opinions and reviews, exercise tips, and more.
- Track your weight loss with pictures. When you upload before/after pictures every month, you’ll get lots of support from your entire community.
If you’re self-employed as a blogger, it’s also important to find a health insurance plan, since you won’t get one through an employer like most people. As you lose weight, update your plan – you might be able to save money on your mothly premium if you lose a signifcant amount, since it puts you at a lower risk for major health problems.
Allison writes for HealthInsuranceQuotes.org, where you can find that perfect plan for your needs.