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Loving and Appreciating Yourself


Is taking care of yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Self-care can mean different things to different individuals. It all depends on what your self-care needs are and what you enjoy doing that brings you a sense of contentment.

Self-care requires discipline.

What is discipline? The Oxford Dictionary says train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way. What does habitual mean? Doing something consistently or as a habit, regularly or usually.

So if we are going to practice self-care one way we can begin is to start with healthy eating. Self-care means taking care of yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When we practice healthy eating we feel better emotionally, physically and spiritually. Many times changing one aspect has an effect on other aspects of our life.

Becoming consistent (disciplined) is key to self-care. When we are consistent we develop a pattern

and process that will lead to effective self-care. If we keep doing the same things in the same way, we will keep getting the same results. If we are not happy with our results, we will have to change the habits that are making us unhappy. We have to RETHINK the habits of our eating. If we know that too much fat and sugar is not good for us we have to CHANGE.



This is where Quinn Community Outreach Corporation can be a resource for healthy eating.

· Go to QCOC.ORG

· Click on Programs

· Click on Healthy Eating

(“Let’s start by not overeating”)

· Click on Learn More

(Learn how to eat healthy with My Plate)

Note: On the right, hover over My Fruits, Grains, Vegetables, Protein or Dairy for additional information on those categories.

· Click on Explore My Plate (USDA My Plate US Department of Agriculture) on the left

· Resource: What is My Plate – Start Simple with My Plate (English and Spanish)

· Read My Plate Messages

· Make Every Bite Count

· Get a personalized My Plate Plan that’s right for you

On the USDA My Plate US Department of Agriculture you can find:

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 is available for you to download in pdf. This is a comprehensive guide for all age groups.


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