This Is Exactly What a Healthy Day Looks Like

We know the fundamentals of living a healthy lifestyle, but putting those good intentions into practice is easier said than done. Los Angeles–based registered dietitian Shira Lenchewski, MS, RD, believes kick-starting a healthy lifestyle starts with examining our relationship with food, a topic at the core of her debut book, The Food Therapist.

"What I've found working with clients is that accepting our food-related fumbles without the typical shame spiral allows us to identify and really get to work on overcoming the obstacles holding us back from making solid food choices day in and day out," she explains in the book. So what do "solid food choices" actually look like? Ahead, we asked Lenchewski to pen her 24-hour food-and-exercise diary to offer insight into realistic, healthy habits—the ones she's actually able to keep on a daily basis. "Striving for perfection isn't the goal here," she points out, but here's what a dietitian considers "a pretty solid weekday." Set your alarms.

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