Personal Narrative: My Unhealthy Diet

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A behavior that I struggle with and would like to change most is my unhealthy diet. When I looked back at my family medical history I learned that my grandfather died from a heart attack, and I don't want that to happen to me. I think it would help me lose weight and prevent me from getting heart disease if I stopped eating so much junk food. It is a challenge to eat healthy because usually the unhealthy food is cheaper and tastes better. I've tried to diet before and I end up craving sugary or salty foods because they taste better than fresh foods. I also don't have a lot of money to spend on fresh foods because they're always more expensive. I am in the contemplation stage because I know that I need to change my diet, but I haven't made…show more content…
I think that I should fill up my water bottle the night before and set it in the fridge next to my lunch so I remember to bring it. I usually remember to bring my lunch every day, but I usually end up drinking a diet coke instead of water. I need to start limiting my Diet coke intake to one a day so I can drink more water. Even though walking doesn't have to do with my diet, I wanted to walk at least 45 minutes a day because It would help improve my overall health. Since I have a familial genetic predisposition for heart disease I think it would be beneficial for me to be more active. By using an app on my phone I found out my active minutes every day. During the week when I'm walking around campus I almost always hit my goal. There was a couple days when I was at home on the weekends when I didn't walk very much. Maybe on those days I should go for a walk with my dogs instead of sitting inside. I usually eat something in the mornings now, unlike before I started this project. Today I ate raspberry, Greek yogurt on my way to school. Last week I had grapes, nuts, and cheese in my car before classes. Of course I drink coffee every morning, but I make it myself instead of going to Starbucks so it's a little bit healthier. Even tough I'm usually in a rush to get to school, I've been trying to bring something with me to

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