How to Maintain a Healthy Diet

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How to Maintain a Healthy Diet

Megan Mitchell

COM 115

How to Maintain a Healthy Diet

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To the audience how to maintain a healthy diet.

Central Idea: At the end of my speech the audience will be able to identify the steps it takes to maintain a healthy diet.


(Transition: So I bet you're wondering to yourself, if I were to begin a healthy diet plan, where would I even start. Well I've got just the answers for you!)


I believe that the reason most people don't stick with a diet plan is because they just jump right into it, knowing very little about what they are doing.

The very first thing that you should is make a goal.

In order to make a goal you must decide what you are trying to accomplish. For example, are you wanting to lose weight, get toned, or just feel healthy.

When making a goal it must be specific, measureable, attainable, realistic and time-bound.

Once you have made your goal you want to hang it up on your refrigerator, by your work out area, on your mirror or something that you will look at every day to make sure that you are reminding yourself what you are trying to accomplish. You don't want to make a goal just to forget about it the next day.

Calorie Intake

I'm sure you are like me and every other teenager, when you see someone counting calories or looking at the nutrition facts on food. You kind of just think, "really." Well the truth is that counting calories is actually a huge factor in maintaining a healthy diet.

When you take in more calories than your body burns, your body stores these extra calories as fat and you gain...