Diet is so importantDiet is so important in the all-around functioning and health of our bodies. They are linking diet with more and more ailments and find that changing our eating habits to eat cleaner and eating the recommended portion sizes can change our health around and aid in combating various diseases and problems.

by Dr. Chris Mathe

Making small changes in what we eat can make a big difference in our physical, mental, and emotional health.


  • Food basics
  • Where to start?
  • Tracking and goals
  • Staying motivated

Diet – Food Basics

  • We truly are what we eat. Health is what we are after.
  • What we know:
  • The benefits of changes accrue immediately.

Diet – Where to Start?

  • Our goal is to change our relationship with food – Not find the next fad diet.
  • Making small, incremental changes leads to a habit that will last the rest of our lives.
  • Talk with a doctor or nutritionist. Identify areas in your diet that have the most room for increased health.
  • Any sustained movement along the lines of “what we know” will make a difference in our health.
  • Start small and incrementally. Use the tools in the next two sections.

Diet – Tracking and Goals

Diet – Staying Motivated

  • Make it routine; Think in terms of “The Zone.”
  • Get a buddy or buddies.
  • Join a support group.
  • Track it! Plan it!
  • Establish goals.
  • Know your “why.”


  • The effects start today
  • Start small
  • Make it a practice
  • Work on self-compassion


About Us

Authentic Counseling Associates of Sacramento, Ca also known as Sacramento Counseling offers therapeutic and assessment services to all ages in individual, group, couples, and family formats. We treat a diverse community population including those commonly not served and all diagnostic categories. We passionately pursue this vision by growing a practice of dedicated and talented professionals. We offer private and group counseling. We are also home to therapy training for new therapists. We serve the Sacramento region. Our office is located in Gold River, California.