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The 4 Habits of Healthy Families: Everything Your Family Needs to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy for Life by Amy Hendel

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Healthy Habit #1: Plan Together
Your Family’s Food Should Not Be an Accident! How to Plan and Shop for Success
Remember the old adage, “Fail to plan and you plan to fail”? I can almost guarantee that your family will not succeed at healthy eating unless you plan for it. This is a hard reality for many of us because we prefer to go on “automatic pilot” when it comes to food, and make choices based on whim or opportunity—whatever happens to be on the menu or around at the time.
Some of my patients associate food planning with dreaded “diets,” and I have to explain that planning is not about restricting, depriving, or losing flexibility or freedom. However, having a plan does give you a sense of structure, some control, and some boundaries ...

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