Getting Started

How Are You Doing?

Before you make any changes, see where you are. This will be your starting point. Think about these questions:

  • Do you get the right types of food in your diet?
  • How often do you exercise?
  • How much sleep do you get each night?
  • How do you feel? 
  • When was the last time you had a health checkup? If it has been more than a year, see your doctor. 

Mom tip

“Keeping a food journal made me realize I eat way more candy and sweets than I thought. What I thought was only one trip a day to the candy bowl was more like three.” –Ilyana

 

Start Tracking

Try writing down everything you eat plus your exercise for one week. See what patterns you notice. You may be surprised by what you eat, how much you eat, and why you eat. When you write everything down, you become more aware of the amount of calories that you are eating or the lack of exercise that you are getting. Get started today, and use a food tracking app or a paper journal—either works! 

Super Tracker

Want a customized food and fitness program that is just for you? SuperTracker is a FREE online tool that tracks your eating and exercise. You’ll find tips and support to help you plan ahead, set goals, and make good choices.
Go to SuperTracker

 

Get a Coach

Call the Choose Healthier Coach Hotline for FREE health and fitness coaching in English and Spanish. Your coach helps you build a nutrition plan, answer questions, and shares tips. 
Connect With Your Coach

Take the Stairs

Taking the stairs can help you stay active and lose weight.