It’s week 2 of everyone’s new year’s resolutions, and like most of us, you’re probably making smarter decisions already.

From talking to many of you this last week, there are a few different approaches I’ve heard:

There’s the organized approach. This person has set days to grocery shop and meal prep for him/self. He/she weighs-in every few days and likely tracks his/her food in an app to ensure he/she is hitting his/her calories. Most importantly, this person makes most of his/her meals at home.

There’s also the simple, no BS approach. These people have sworn off alcohol and cheat meals until further notice. They will not deviate at all. They keep it simple: water, lean meats, and veggies. It doesn’t have to be fancy. This individual’s go-to snacks are beef jerky, protein bars, tangerines and black coffee. It is simple, but it works for them.

Last but not least, there’s the “my wife does all the cooking” approach. The wife (or any significant other, or parent) is in charge of it all. The “wife” does a nice job of packing meals and cooks mostly clean and tries her very best to keep the “husband” on track.

I jest with this last approach, but we all have our own style when it comes to getting healthy and weight loss. All of these applications work, but ultimately every person has to be responsible for HIS/HER own actions and intrinsically motivated for change.

Ultimately, it’s the people who own their eating who win this battle! By this I mean, being involved in the process: grocery list, or shopping, meal prepping, packing their own lunch, and making dinner.

If you want change, you’re going to have to OWN YOUR EATING!!!